Fall Branch Falls, just south of Blue Ridge, is a series of cascades dropping about 75 feet with two main sections. The short hike on the Benton-MacKaye Trail is accessible for all ages.
At a Glance
- 0.3 mi round trip
- Nice View
- Kids OK
- Dogs OK
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Fall Branch Falls - Trip Details
Fall Branch Falls is just a mere 1/4 mile west of Rock Creek Road along the popular Benton MacKaye Trail. As an easy walk from the road, this is a good trip for small kids or dogs.
There is a decent hill climb on the way up, but it's perfectly manageable if you take you time. Just remember to stop and take in the beauty of your surroundings. 😉
Like many waterfalls near headwaters, the flow of Fall Branch can vary pretty widely with the season and weather. As such, you can stick to the shoulder seasons or trips after a good rain for the most impressive scene.
More Waterfalls around Fall Branch State Park
Long Creek Falls, though just about 10 miles as the crow flies, will take about 40 minutes by car.
About 50 minutes south, you can visit the famous Amicalola Falls, a sizable and popular waterfall northwest of Dawsonville.
West of Fall Branch Falls, you can get to Emery Creek Trail in a little over an hour for a visit to Upper and Lower Emery Creek Falls.
Fall Branch Falls Map, Directions, and Resources
GPS CoordinatesN34 47.040 W84 18.130
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