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Lakemont, Georgia Map

Great time hiking around with our 5 and 6 yr old kids!

Absolutely worth the trip. Great time with our family of four (kids are 5 and 6).

Not the easiest to fine, but so worth finding. Just watch your distance from turnoff, and at about 1.5 miles start looking for a small (4 car) turnout on your left and then some stairs on your right. You have to go slow to see them. Very easy walk up to falls and one of the most breathtaking things to see. The cool breeze actually feels like AC blowing. Could have stayed all day and just listened to the water.

Hike was great,gorgeous views all along the trail.

Absolutely beautiful. One of the best maintained set of trails. I almost felt like I was walking in a park instead of hiking through woods. But despite the lack of a "backcountry " feel, there are some spectacular views of the falls and gorge.

Great views, lots of stairs. Wouldn’t recommend for dogs or little kids. Bridge is cool.

Beautiful hike, kid friendly, easy to follow. make sure you go all the way to the end to see Angel Falls

Beautiful waterfall !

Short, easy but beautiful. Kids loved climbing in the falls. Went through the week so it wasn’t busy at all.

Nice, short hike with great waterfall at the end. There are two falls so make sure you go to the end. Easy to moderate.

The view today of the water fall was amazing as it is falling at the highest rate it has. It was worth the hikes and stairs

just a basic stair hike nice view but very comercial all about money

25 days ago

Great little easy hike, parking was weird but could be “user” “google maps” navigation error... Traveled from Atlanta there on Wednesday and had the whole falls to myself to do some photography... Very beautiful!

Awesome views. Well marked. No pets down, across, and up the gorge.

Small hike but really nice!!

A lot of stairs but enjoyed and love how my legs felt after good work out for them! Would not take my dog to this! The stairs are not paw friendly and the also say they are not aloud of the floor of the gorge!

I love this trail. If you plan on hiking the gorge floor to sliding rock, get there early as they only give out 100 permits a day.

Great views and area, but was disappointed with how short the trail around the gorge was. The only difficulty was coming back up the numerous steps. Local farm to table restaurants in Clayton made up for the lack of challenge.

2 months ago

An easy hike to a beautiful waterfall.

Beautiful scenery but take note: this trail on the app is not talking about the gorge floor. Hiking the loop across the suspension bridge is a lot of steps but nothing is better (but more difficult) here than the gorge floor leading up Sliding Rock Trail. Took my husband and I about 3.5 hours to hike (and climb and wade in freezing water) from the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center then down to the suspension bridge then further down to the gorge floor (no pets allowed on the gorge floor) then across the rocks and along the rocks all the way to Bridal Veil Falls. The real challenge is the 45 degree angle climb up Sliding Rock Trail for about .25 miles and then up to the South Rim trail and across the bridge and North Rim Trail back to the center. Difficult but so worth it! Permit is required to go down to the gorge floor (only 100 given out each day).

Beautiful scenery from both sides. Quite the workout if you decide to hike the trails from one side to the other. Take the stairs all the way down to the bridge, cross it, then come back up the stairs on the other side. It was abt 11,000 steps trail and steps.

Breathtakingly beautiful. There’s even stairs!

2 months ago

great trail and view.would rate it above easy though.

It was a nice trail with views and the suspension bridge was fun. Besides the stairs down to the bridge and up the other side, it was a very easy trail. Good views and a nice family loop trail. I took my 3 nieces ages 7,10, and 11. They hiked to loop with no problems. I would hike it again.

We love this for small children.

Enjoyable short trail. Beautiful area

Beautiful trail with some fun rock hopping. The trail goes pretty vertical on the south side of the gorge. Gorge floor permit is a MUST, as the floor was my favorite part of the hike.

2 months ago

Up close and personal. Gorgeous waterfall. April

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