Horse Trough Falls is a tall cascading waterfall near the headwaters of the Chattahoochee River in the Chattahoochee National Forest. While deep in the national forest on a gravel road, the condition is good enough for most cars.
Horsetrough Falls - Trip Details
The trail head to Horsetrough Falls is at the back of the Chattahoochee River Campground. There is a day use parking area with signage about Horsetrough Falls so that you can't mistake the spot.
In the winter months, the campground will likely be closed, but you can easily hike the 1/2 mile to the trailhead from the gate also.
It's an easy, flat walk to the observation deck below the falls.
The water flow can be hit and miss, so be sure to plan to go after some rain for the best pictures of the falls.
More Waterfalls around Chattahoochee National Forest
Between Helen and Brasstown Bald, Horsetrough Falls is ideally situated as a camping spot as you visit the surrounding falls as well. There are High Shoals Falls, Anna Ruby Falls, Duke's Creek Falls, Raven Cliff Falls, and Helton Creek Falls all within about 10 miles of Helen, Georgia.
Further north at Young Harris, there is Cupid Falls about 25 miles north (1 hour by car, welcome to the mountains!).