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Horsetrough Falls, Helen

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Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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.

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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  • 12:00-lunch Went about a mile up dirt road before finding a wide deep gully washed down/across road extending about 20 yards. If you don't have vehicle with high clearance , you might lose any lower.....  more »
  • We went here for the first time today, good bit of a drive to get there. I'd recommend a jeep or truck as the road is dirt and uneven. The waterfall is breath taking! Perfect for the whole family. Even a little spot for kids to swim in.
  • Easy waterfall.

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