Hiking Trails in the North Georgia Mountains
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Hiking Trails in Rabun County, North Georgia Mountains

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Angel Falls Trail

This trail leaves the Rabun Beach campground, passes Panther Falls, and ends at an observation deck beneath Angel Falls. Last 0.25 mile is steep.

Directions: Take US 441 north from Tallulah falls for 3 miles and turn left on old Highway 441 (sign for Rabun Beach Recreation. Proceed to Lake Rabun Road and turn left. Go 4.5 miles and turn right into parking area adjacent to telephone station.

Bartram Trail

This National Recreation trail stretches from the Georgia/North Carolina line over the summit of Rabun Bald to the chattooga River. The trail was named for William Bertram, an early explorer and naturalist. Some sections may have difficult stream crossings. Portions of the trail are steep and rocky. 37 miles.

Directions: Three access points are available. (1) Take US 441 north from Clayton for 1 mile past Dillard. Turn right onto GA 246 toward Highlands, N.C. Continue on GA 246 and 106 for 7 miles, and turn right onto Bald Mountain Road . continue for 7 miles, and take County Road 7 for 1.1 miles, (2) Take Warwoman Road (State Road 884) east from Clayton for 3 miles t the Warwoman dell Recreation Area. (3) Take US 28 toward Walhalla (east) to bridge at the Georgia/South Carolina state line. parking area is on the left of bridge prior to crossing into South Carolina.

Chattooga River Trail

This trail begins at the intersection of US 76 and the Chattooga River and continues north along the west bank of the river. It intersects the Bartram Trail near Sandy ford Road and is often within the boundaries of the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River corridor. Several spur trails leading to the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River are not maintained. Anticipate numerous stream fords.

Directions: Take US 76 from Clayton for 9 miles. Parking area is on left before the Chattooga River bridge.

Coleman River Trail

This trail begins about 150 yards north of the Tallulah River campground at Coleman River Bridge. The trail leads hikers along the very scenic east bank of the Coleman River. It has good fishing access.

Directions: Take US 76 from Clayton for 8 miles. Turn right (north) on Persimmon Road (unnumbered) and drive 4 miles. Turn left (northwest) on Forest Service Road 70 and go 1.25 miles. The trailhead is on the right.

Hemlock Trail

This trail begins across from Moccasin Creek State Park and follows an old railroad bed. The trail offers excellent scenery and fishing opportunities along Moccasin Creek. Trail ends at Hemlock Falls.

Directions: Take US 76 west 12 miles to GA 197 and turn left. Proceed to Moccasin Creek State Park. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 127 for 0.6 mile. Trail begins at dead end.

Holcomb Creek Trail

This trail begins at the intersection of Hale Ridge Road (Forest Service Road 7) and Overflow Road (Forest Service Road 86) and follows a short loop to its end on Hale Ridge Road. The trail passes Holcomb Creek Falls and Ammons Creek Falls, here there is an observation deck. 1.3 miles.

Directions: Take Warwoman Road east from Clayton for 10 miles. Turn left on Forest Service Road 7 (Hale Ridge Road) and drive 9 miles. Trailhead is at rock sign on right.

Minnehaha Trail

This short trail follows fall Branch to the scenic Minnehaha Falls.

Directions: Take US 23/441 north from Tallulah Falls for 3 miles to the Rabun Beach Recreation Area sign. Turn left on an unnumbered county road and follow the signs to the recreation area. Continue west past the recreation area for 1 mile and turn left on Flat Creek Road across the river below Seed Lake Dam. Follow the left fork of the road for 1.7 miles to a sign marking the trail on the right side of the road.

Rabun Bald Trail

This trail provides a spectacular view of the tri-state area from an observation deck atop Rabun Bald, Georgia's second highest point. The deck is constructed from remnants of an old fire tower built in the 1930's. One of Georgia's rarest birds, the raven, is frequently sighted. The ascent is extremely steep.

Directions: Go east on Warwoman Road from clayton for 10 miles. Turn on Forest Service Road 7 (Hale Ridge Road). Proceed 5.6 miles to the trail marker on the left.

Raven Rock Trail

This trail begins at the end of Daniel Creek Road (Forest Service Road 511-B). It follows the west bank of the chattooga River, with spectacular views of the Raven Rock Cliffs.

Directions: Take US 441 south from Clayton for 8 miles and then left into Watergage Road (Forest Service Road 511). Travel 2.6 miles and turn left onto Daniel Creek Road (Forest Service Road 511-b). Four wheel vehicles are recommended for traveling Forest Service Road 511-B.

Sutton Hole Trail

This trail begins at the end of the Woodall Shoals Spur Road (Forest Service Road 290-A) and ends on the west bank of the Chattooga River.

Directions: Take US 76 east from Clayton for 7 miles. Turn right on Woodall Shoals Road (Forest Service Road 290). Go 0.3 mile and turn left on Forest Service Road 290-A until it dead ends. Four wheel drive vehicles are recommended for Forest Service Road 290-A.

Three Forks Trail

This trail begins at John Teague Gap and ends near the west fork of the Chattooga River. Hikers will encounter steep and rugged terrain. Exercise caution if you attempt to proceed down to the river on an un maintained extension.

Directions: Take Warwoman Road east from Clayton for 16 miles to Overflow Road (Forest Service Road 86). Turn left and drive 4 miles to John Teague Gap, where the trailhead is on the right.

Warwoman Dell Nature Trail

This trail makes a small loop from the end of the Warwoman Dell Picnic Area. The highlights are a small waterfall and excellent wildflower viewing. Area contains structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Directions: Take Warwoman Road east from Clayton for 3 miles to Warwoman Dell Recreation Area. trailhead is where the road dead ends.

Wills Knob Trail

This trail provides some of the most scenic horseback riding opportunities in the Southeast. it features both rugged mountain terrain and views of the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River.

Directions: Go east on Warwoman Road from clayton for 11.6 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 157 (Goldmine Road). Proceed 0.2 mile to parking area on left.

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