Bad Branch Falls

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Bad Branch Falls near Lakemont Georgia

Bad Brach Falls is a short hike off of the road just south of Seed Lake near Lakemont, GA.  The trail stops at the waterfall with steep canyon walls on either side, but rumor is that there’s more to explore upstream!

At a Glance

  • 0.4 mi round trip
  • Nice View
  • Kids OK
  • Dogs OK
Location: Near Rabun County in Tallulah Gorge State Park Alabama (maps & directions)
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Bad Branch Falls – Trip Details

Bad Branch Falls is about 5 miles west of Lakemont, GA in the northeast corner of the state.  The road to the fall crosses just below the dam and continues alongside the scenic mountain lake.

Once you park on the side of the road, the waterfall is only a few hundred yards up the trail.  It features steep canyon walls and prolific moss growth on the shaded side.  There isn’t a ton of water, so be wary of expecting a huge waterfall late into the drier summer months.

I’ve read that there are more falls upstream if you brave the rugged terrain, but I just didn’t have time to explore when I was there.  I’d love to hear about it in the comments if you do, though!

More Waterfalls around Tallulah Gorge State Park

This area of the state is rich in waterfalls. Just a little further west on Crow Creek road are several waterfalls along Crow Creek. Check out our Crow Creek Falls trip guide for more information.

Just east on the south side of Lake Rabun is the well-known and very beautiful Minnehaha Falls.

Plus, Panther and Angel Falls are a really fun hike just north of Lake Rabun, and all of them are within a few miles of here.

Just down the road at Tallulah Falls, you could also spend a day exploring the waterfalls of Tallulah Gorge too!

Bad Branch Falls Map, Directions, and Resources

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  • GPS Coordinates

    34.7614033, -83.5257628

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Other Resources

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