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Horsetrough Falls, 300 feet below Chattahoochee Gap on Coon's Den Ridge, are located on one of the flanks of Horsetrough Mountain in Union County, Georgia, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This 70-foot (21 m) waterfall is located on a creek that is part of the headwaters of the Chattahoochee River, which forms within a mile of the falls, and located within the Mark Trail Wilderness. There is an observation platform at the falls which can be reached by the 0.4-mile (0.64 km) Horsetrough Falls Trail. The trail begins at the nearby Upper Chattahoochee Campground camping area, which is maintained and operated by the Chattooga Ranger District of the Chattahoochee National Forest. The Eastern Continental Divide follows the main ridge line of Horsetrough Mountain and the water passes over Horsetrough Falls to begin a 500-mile (800 km) journey to the Gulf of Mexico via the Chattahoochee River.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Horsetrough Falls by using our Helen attractions planner.
On many lists of places to visit in North Georgia, Horsetrough Falls was listed as one of "40 must-visit waterfalls in North Georgia" by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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We made the hike to Horsetrough Falls with our dog. It was winter, so the campground was closed, so had to walk an extra half-mile to the trailhead. The forest road to get in is long and narrow...
We made the hike to Horsetrough Falls with our dog. It was winter, so the campground was closed, so had to walk an extra half-mile to the trailhead. The forest road to get in is long and narrow... more »
Located in the upper Chattahoochee River Watershed. This cascade in one of many in the Chattahoochee Wildlife Management Area in GA. Once you negotiate the road to the water fall; you should have a.... more
Located in the upper Chattahoochee River Watershed. This cascade in one of many in the Chattahoochee Wildlife Management Area in GA. Once you negotiate the road to the water fall; you should have a.... more »
I visited recently after it having been closed for quite some time. These falls are wonderful! The drive in is 5 miles of a very poor road, but the destination makes it worthwhile. It’s a short hike to the falls, so I parked in the very first parking area in order to add to my hike. The trail is an easy hike and the falls are bigger than I anticipated, plus you can get pretty close. I teamed this hike with Anna Ruby Falls and Duke’s Creek, and what a day!
Cool waterfall accessible through the Upper Chattahoochee Campground. The drive in after turning off the Unicoi Turnpike is a little over 4 miles on a pretty narrow and sometimes bumpy gravel/dirt road. Don’t need 4x4 to traverse but if traffic coming from opposite direction, you will need to find a spot to pull over to let traffic pass if you’re lucky enough to be near a wider portion, or back up until you reach one which can be interesting. Once to the campground it’s a really easy walk through the campground to the waterfall. There’s a small wooden deck there for observation or you can go past it and walk right up to the base of the fall. Warning, the rocks are very slick, our daughter took a short fall slipping on a rock. We watched another group walk further up and a gentleman in that group took a big slip and fell completely in the water. Potential for injury and no phone signal to call for help so be very careful. Great place to explore with the kids, probably nice spot to dip your feet in during warmer months.
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