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Very short hike, very pretty waterfall.

Great little hike. Most of it is easy but about 1/4 mile is uphill. Nice camping spots along the trail!

One of the best waterfalls in Georgia! The hike, though short, is incredibly scenic, as the trail winds through a forest of massive hemlocks. A really refreshing place to visit on a hot day.

Tough hike for me but well worth the views at the top. Will do this one again.

Very poorly marked. We figured out we went the wrong way after it was too late. When you begin the trail after you park stay to the LEFT. I’m sure we will be back to hike the correct trail next time. Kind of a bummer.

Nice walk with family, dog and small kids. Are at least two beaches along the trail for dogs and kids.

hiking
3 days ago

The river is fantastic. Steep climb out once you get down to the river, but well worth it.

hiking
4 days ago

Beautiful, but very short

This was such a fun trail with multiple beautiful overlooks at the top. Most people turn left onto the AT when they make it to the intersection and are met with a steep incline and tons of rocks, but if you curve to the right and continue onto Byron Reese, you will have a slow and much more doable incline. We did this and thought the trail was fairly easy because of it. Wear good shoes and socks! The trail is so rocky.

This trail is so easy to follow. Loki and I enjoyed our morning walk .

Short hike to an amazing view.

hiking
5 days ago

This was a great family hike today. Easy to find, nice maintained trail. Beautiful view along the way. Beautiful area at lower water fall if you want to hang out for a while. It was getting busier as we were walking out around 11 am. Definitely will do again.

Recent rains have made some areas along the trail a little muddy but they have made the falls pretty fine. I've hiked this several times but the volume of water going over the falls is the best I have ever seen.
This is very good hike if you don't mind crossing the stream in the water due to the damaged bridge. That was really fun once you get in and try it.

Drive up until you reach the gate on the gravel road. the walk up is long but with it. I flew my drone and grabbed incredible footage

Awesome falls short hike!!

Good hike

I highly recommend doing this hike early in the morning because it does get busy. The bridge is broken but, if you feel comfortable doing so, the creek is pretty easy to cross and not very deep (I'm 5'1 and it came up to my knees at the deepest). You see two beautiful falls and can swim in one, blue hole falls. If you're planning on swimming, make sure it hasn't rained for a few days because the current is really strong and the fall is unswimmable if it just rained.

I've been away from hiking for a few years but I've recently retired and moved to the north Georgia mountains and plan to do a lot more hiking now. This hike is my first Georgia peak in the Georgia 4000 Challenge. It was a pretty easy summit, trail to the top and only 2 miles (one way). Trip reports indicate great views, and there were some, but I would recommend this mountain in the fall for the colors or in the winter for the best views. We started at the state maintained parking lot, 1/4 mile north of Mountain Crossings. The way up starts on Byron Reese Trail. There is a plaque with a poem from Bryon near the start, but I think Mr. Reese is more famous for his peanut butter cups than his poetry :-). The Bryon Reese Trail connects to the white blazed Appalachian Trail about 7/10th of mile up the mountain and you can just follow the AT to the top. You'll see a USGS Benchmark in a rock at the top.

Hike killed me but great view

hiking
8 days ago

Very nice hike to the waterfall and back out the same way, which is 7 miles and is what most people do, as the part past the waterfall to the other trail head is very steep and difficult. The 7 mile hike that we did to the waterfall and back is along the creek and very fun, with ups and downs and boulders and such to climb around. You can swim at the pool in front of the waterfall, and many people set up hammocks or tents and hang around for the day. Lovely.

very enjoyable trail

Steady climb all the way up. Some great views at the top. Fun trail.

Be cautious after rain, muddy steps on steep inclines make this trail dangerous

Once you parker stay on the gravel road. Do not take the road/trail in the curve when parking.

hiking
11 days ago

Tough hike but well worth it for the panoramic views! Will go again for sure.

walking
12 days ago

amazing piece of history.

Steady uphill walk. Great views. Some trail maintenance needed

on Songbird Trail

14 days ago

A very pleasant and easy hike through the forest. Small elevation gain. I am working with an injury, and it was a good start to my return to hiking.

Note there are 11 miles of gravel road to get to the campground, but was well worth it to us. We're planning to return to camp on the lake!

The waterfalls were awesome! The directions from the app were a little off. Just follow the hand painted signs to the correct turn. The pics were helpful to see the creek crossing in your car.

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