Ready to visit for a secluded waterfall? Then be sure to visit Emery Creek Falls in northern Georgia inside Chattahoochee National Forest. If you are ready to get wet and up for a challenge, this hike is for you!
Emery Creek Falls – Trip Details
The Emery Creek trail head is found just off of Old CCC Camp Road outside of Chatsworth, Georgia. With a round trip distance of 6.2 miles, this hike will be sure to challenge you. Through it’s winding trails and 20 creek crossings, it is all worth it to view two of Georgia’s most secluded waterfalls.
The hike begins by following Holly Creek, then it splits off and the trail begins following Emery Creek. This is where the first and most difficult of the river crossings occur. Please be careful in crossing and away ensure you have solid footing before proceeding.
At about 1.4 miles into the hike, the trail crosses the creek again and begins to follow an old road bed for only a short while before crossing a creek again to get back on the trail. After making a final creek crossing at 2.3 miles, you will see a sign with the lower falls off to the left. Once you’ve viewed the lower falls, you can return to the main trail and turn left to continue to the upper falls. There is also an area where both can be seen, so be sure to check that out.
There are a few campsites along the trail, but if you want to snag a spot, you better get their early because they are first come, first serve.
More Waterfalls around Chattahoochee National Forest
Want to enjoy some more waterfalls nearby?
If you go east about 6 miles, 30 minutes, you’ll come to Barnes Creek Falls. Or if you want to head north towards Tennessee, then you can check out Jacks River Falls. It’s over an hour away or about 30 miles.
Whatever you decide, have fun hiking! Let us and other readers know if you go to any of the waterfalls and have valuable information to add!