Holcomb Creek Falls and Ammons Creek Falls

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Holcomb Creek Falls

Ammons Falls and Holcomb Creek Falls are east of Dillard in the very northeast corner of Georgia, nearly in North Carolina. Both falls are impressive, and the 120 foot drop of Holcomb Creek Falls will not disappoint.

At a Glance

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Holcomb Creek Falls and Ammons Falls – Trip Details

The trailheads to Ammons Falls and Holcomb Creek Falls are just a few miles east of Sky Valley, Georgia. From Sky Valley, you can take Hale Ridge Road east towards the intersection with Overflow Road.  As an alternate route, you can head out Warwoman Road and then head north on Overflow Road until it intersects with Hale Ridge Road.

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Trailhead at the intersection of Hale Ridge and Overflow Roads

The trail to visit Holcomb Creek Falls and Ammons Falls is a 1 3/4 mile loop to visit both falls.  The trail head is at the intersection of Hale Ridge Road and Overflow Road.  West of the intersection just across the bridge, another trail begins that descends along Holcomb Creek to the falls. The trail passes along some smaller falls on the way to the base of Holcomb Creek and has a substantial drop.

Holcomb Creek Cascade

Once you descend to the valley, you can take the trail to the left up to Ammons Creek Falls and then backtrack back to the right (south) to Holcomb Creek Falls. The valley is covered in rhododendron, which would be an impressive site when it blooms in early summer.

If you are going to hike the entire loop, I would suggest descending the steepest section along Holcomb Creek and then looping back on Hale Ridge Road after ascending from Holcomb Creek Falls.  The trail begins just west of the bridge on Hale Ridge Road.

Hale Ridge Road Trail

You’re definitely deep in the woods at this point, so don’t expect to have an cellular service.  Before you go hiking, make sure someone knows your itinerary and when to expect a call from you.  That way, if something goes sideways, you’ll have someone looking out for you.

More Waterfalls around Sky Valley, Georgia

This area of the state is rich in waterfalls and outdoor adventure.  Martin Creek Falls is south of here out Warwoman Road and along the Bartram Trail. On the road to Sky Valley, you’ll have a chance to see Estatoah Falls off of Highway 246 on the way to see Mud Creek Falls (also known as Little Estatoah Falls).

South of Clayton at Tallulah Falls, be sure to check out Tallulah Gorge and the 5 major waterfalls there.  Further south lies yet another challenging hike to Panther Creek Waterfall.  

West of Clayton about 10 miles near Lake Burton is Upper Moccasin Creek Falls and Hemlock Falls.

South and west of Lakemont, you can visit the waterfalls around Lake Rabun, Minnehaha Falls, Angel Falls, and Panther Falls.

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