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Horsetrough Falls, Helen

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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.

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 »
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  • Beautiful easy walk
  • Easy hike, gorgeous falls!

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