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Fall Branch Falls Out-and-Back

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.7 (6) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This short out-an to Fall Branch Falls south of Blue Ridge along the Benton MacKaye Trail is a popular, very scenic hike.


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0.9

Miles

1.5

KM

Out and Back

2,252' 687 m

High

2,054' 626 m

Low

207' 63 m

Up

206' 63 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

20%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Short hike to a beautiful waterfall.

Overview

This is an easy family and dog friendly hike to a beautiful waterfall less than a mile from the parking area south of Blue Ridge, GA, along the Benton MacKaye Trail. The route takes hikers to at a platform which overlooks the water fall. Hikers can also continue on the BMT for a short stretch to reach the top of the falls.

Need to Know

There is no fee for parking.

Description

Park along Stanley Creek Road (also known as Rock Creek Road) near the kiosk for the trailhead. Follow this short trail up a nicely graded uphill climb, then near the waterfall, the trail heads back downhill to the platform a short distance on a side trail off the BMT. From here hikers can view the waterfall. This popular route is family and dog friendly, but we do not recommend trying to climb up the face of the falls. Injuries have occurred attempting this. Keep your children under control if they are playing below the falls in the stream.

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Richard Harris

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  4.7 from 6 votes

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The water glistens in the sunlight as it cascades down Fall Branch Falls.
Feb 28, 2019 near Cherry Log, GA

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Dec 9, 2020
Tom Hedman
0.9mi
Jul 26, 2020
Ashley Jane Orr
great little trail! way crowded at the falls 1.8mi — 1h 15m
Jul 13, 2020
Noel Santiago Espiet
0.6mi
Jun 30, 2020
Corey Kronman
Jan 7, 2020
Maegan White