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    Roswell, GA
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    3/21/2002
    I hike this trail every Spring and Summer and it is especially nice if there has been a decent amount of rainfall through the Spring. The hike from the parking area ($2 fee) is very moderate and follows the creek to where the maintained trail ends at a nice sized waterfall. It is a short hike but a nice option is to start your hike from the Nature Trail rather than the final parking area at the end of the gravel road that leads you in. After reaching the end of the maintained trail, there is always the option of pushing on. There appears to be a split in the trail past the waterfall. One trail crosses the creek and puts you on the left side of the creek and the second trail is quite steep and winds up and down the right side of the creek. Both routes require crossing over and under fallen trees often. It's a tough hike on this part of the trail but you definitely will have it all to yourself.
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    Doleway, AL
    Trailblazer | 5056 pts
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    11/3/2001
    I't was a nice hike and beutiful falls. Not to long but a good day hike.
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    Trail Information

    Chatahoochee National Forest
    Nearby City
    Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    3.7
    Distance
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Easy to Moderate
    Skill Level
    1.5-2 hours
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    Camping
    Additional Use
    USDA Forest Service, Chattooga River Ranger District, 9975 US 441 South, Lakemont 30552; (706) 754-6221; www.fs.usda.gov/conf
    Local Contacts
    USGS Ayersville; page-size maps available from the Chattooga River Ranger District office in Clarksville
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