running
19 hours ago

very tough trail run. tree roots and rocks, angled terrain, lots of down trees. finish is a beast of an uphill. great scenery. section with the lake is a different trail (blue markers instead of orange).

Beautiful hike. It is difficult, bring lots of water. The lookout is amazing and there is a small waterfall near the lake as well. Very pretty all around but will take several hours to complete the full loop.

Fun hike! Only a few tough areas. Pretty view at the top. A medium sized black bear was spotted by a backpacker on the trail while we were there.

I did this yesterday (5/31/2020) with a friend. So far the best hike I have done in GA! The first parking lot was full but we drove just a bit farther to the 2nd parking lot. We were confused first on where to start so we initially took the green blazed trail from the 2nd parking lot and found a waterfall may after about a ¼ mile in. It didn't seem safe to continue past that waterfall so we walked back to the 2nd parking lot, then walked back to the 1st parking lot. From the 1st parking lot, we took the yellow blazed trail (Bartram trail), crossed the warwoman rd in less than .2 miles to continue on bartram trail, walking along Becky branch creek to Becky branch falls by a bridge. Right after the falls, we took a left to continue on the yellow blazed bartram trail to the cascading beautiful Martin creek falls. From there we continued on Bartram trail to a trail intersection. We took a left there towards the green blazed Pinnacle knob trail. It ended up to the open overlook. There is a campground behind the rocks. We went down a few steps past the first overlook and found another spot which had much open better views

A large amount of poison ivy along the trail, but a good workout without much steep incline. Over five miles from the parking lot to the point when the trail first hits the Chattooga.

hiking
blowdown
over grown
6 days ago

This review is for Holcomb and Ammons Falls. We hiked this as a loop by parking down the Hale Ridge Road at the lower TH. We then hiked up the trail to the falls and up to the road. We then hiked down the road to the car. The trail was in bad condition. Large trees had fallen over and the road leading to the trail head was a rough gravel road and long. The falls are nice, but not worth the drive or the poorly maintained trail.

This trail was VERY challenging. By the end my friend and I were exhausted and our legs were shaking...in a good way! Definitely a tough trail, well marked and well maintained. Highly recommend!

This was probably the best trail I’ve ever been on. My husband and I decided to challenge ourselves while we were camping this week and we felt accomplished after we finished! We are in our 30s and in OK shape. Beautiful foliage around and above us. There were several spots to see the creek and little waterfalls. If you’re allergic to poison ivy, this is not for you. I for sure recommend, but you will be really tired when finished because of the uphill trek at the end. It took us about 5 hours with a stop for lunch and for several rest breaks. We didn’t see any wildlife or experience many bugs (thank goodness). We went May 27 2020

Lush green trail with a good incline. Several waterfalls and a killer view on the top make it worth it. Several campsites along the way as well. Moderately crowded, but not bad considering it was a holiday weekend. Muddy from recent rains and several shallow creek crossings.

Parked at Warwoman Dell - hiked around 4.5 miles to the top of Pinnacle Knob. Camped at the top, beautiful campsite. No water at the top so you have to pack that but an amazing campsite to take in the sunrise and sunset.

backpacking
blowdown
over grown
11 days ago

My brother and I did an overnight on this trail. We hiked from Hwy 76 to Dicks Creek Falls before hiking out on the Bartram Trail to Warwoman Dell. As other reviews have mentioned, there was some poison ivy along the trail, so watch out for that. The trail was nice and fairly open for the first 4 or 5 miles, but there was quite a bit of vegetation and down trees after that. At times, the vegetation was so overgrown that I had to check the GPS to make sure we had not gone off trail. The trail crosses a water source at least every two miles, so there are plenty of locations to filter water. There are also wooden bridges at every water crossing, but they can be quite slick when wet. With stopping almost an hour for lunch, it took us 7 hours to get to Dicks Creek Falls. We found a nice little beach spot on the river to camp just past Dicks Creek Falls. Not a ton of spots to camp in that area, so make sure you arrive early enough to keep hiking up the trail if camp spots are taken. We have Verizon and had no cell service at the bridge or anywhere along this trail, but we did catch a good signal about 20min up the Bartram Trail. I’d love to come back and hike the other half of this trail, but I’ll probably wait until winter when there’s less vegetation.

hiking
12 days ago

A great loop that can be handled by hikers of almost all skill levels. A beautiful view at the top and also be sure to check out the lake and waterfall.

on Ada-Hi Falls Trail

hiking
12 days ago

Short down and up with a good amount of stairs. The falls are not that impressive, but I would be willing to go back and see them after some heavy rain. Trail is steep in some parts with exposed roots.

Great overnight trip taking two 9 year olds on first true backpacking trip. Started at 76 bridge. Hit river and camped about 5 miles in. Lots of poison ivy but trail in good shape. Mountain laurel in full bloom. Beautiful!

hiking
18 days ago

We took the west way down to Black Mountain lake, beautiful views of waterfalls that you follow down to the lake. Saw pretty wildflowers. The path was almost spongey, likely from all of the gorgeous moss, so the hike down to the lake and back up was not too strenuous at all. It was a narrow path. Being by the water for the majority of the hike makes for a nice cool breeze :) two campsites along the path (permit only) It was fun!

Beautiful 180 degree view from the summit of Pinnacle Knob!

Beautiful waterfall! Hike isn't too bad at all. A couple of wet spots along the trail but you can easily hop over them. Will do this one again. Kids loved it!

backpacking
blowdown
19 days ago

Heads up that access point #3 listed in these directions is 17 miles one way from Pinnacle knob.

on James E. Edmond Trail

hiking
22 days ago

Lots of incline

hiking
23 days ago

Great walk in the woods with beautiful trees and rippling streams. Really challenging / steep on the way out and a little confusing directionally, but over all fun, refreshing, and worth it

Lots of up and down. Well maintained and fairly well traveled with a few slightly overgrown parts. Few on the trail the Tuesday we went. Part around the lake/pond looked not worth the add-on .8 as we assessed it from the shore. Few washed out areas, few rocky parts and some long down trees, but a lovely varied hike, not just a 7 mile walk in the woods.

fun, camped at the top. beautiful view. very windy and cold up top

hiking
25 days ago

Going down was a little tricky with exposed tree roots. Combination of trail & 129 steps. Got to the end to a minor waterfall whicb wasn’t impressive. Going back up is not for the faint of heart. I had to stop a couple times @ benches to catch my breathe.

on Bartram Trail to Pinnacle Knob

hiking
26 days ago

Great hike, but I definitely didn't clock 9 miles. Started from the dell. Follow the bright green blazes and you'll be fine. The trail joins with another that has yellow blazes. This is the Bartram Trail. Use the camp grounds and waterfalls as land markers. Take a sharp right at the second camp ground. I got a little confused by this. Be prepared for some incline.

Such a beautiful trail! Well cared for and perfect for just about anyone

Loved this trail. You get various types of foliage, terrain, waterfalls, a view! It’s the whole shebang! I did not do the loop but turned it into an out and back. Super fun to play in the waterfall, felt just like an ice bath. The lake is a nice pit stop too. Take plenty of water and snacks.

hiking
blowdown
1 month ago

A nice social distancing hike. Didn't see anyone on the east fork leg and only one group of 3 guys on the return west fork. There was one family done at the lake, which is accessible by car. The climb out was relentless, making for some good exercise for this 64 year old.

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