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Fall Branch Falls Out-and-Back

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.9 mile 1.5 kilometer out and back
80% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 207' 63 m
Descent: -206' -63 m
High: 2,252' 687 m
Low: 2,054' 626 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 20% (12°)

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Trail shared by Richard Harris

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

Richard Harris

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

Overview

This is an easy family and dog friendly run 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 runners to at a platform which overlooks the water fall. Runners can also continue on the BMT for a short stretch to reach the top of the falls.

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

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