While it's seasonal, Keown Falls is at the end of a nice hike. There's a viewing platform near the top of John's Mountain just past the falls to enjoy at the end of your walk too!
At a Glance
- 1.7 mi round trip
- Awesome View
- Not for Kids
- Not for Dogs
Gear: Our favorite snacks and camera gear
Gallery: Check out the pictures here
Keown Falls - Trip Details
The hike to Keown Falls in northwest Georgia near Calhoun is a 1.7 mile round trip hike up to the falls and back down. The trail is in good shape and even features a picnic area near the trailhead to enjoy.
There are some narrow and steep stairs at the top, which may make this hike a challenge for dogs or smaller children. But, it's not impossible.
You can even take a loop at the top where the trail intersects Pinhoti Trail and descend on the other side of the creek for a change of scenery.
More Waterfalls around Chattahoochee National Forest
This corner of northwest Georgia offers a variety of waterfall adventures to round out a day or a weekend. First on the list would be Cloudland Canyon State Park and the falls (Cherokee Falls and Hemlock Falls) there.
It's also about an hour northwest to Lula Lake Land Trust with the impressive Lula Falls (though be sure to check their schedule for when it's open to the public).
Further north, just into Tennessee, enjoy Glen Falls or Ruby Falls deep inside of Lookout Mountain.
Keown Falls Map, Directions, and Resources
GPS Coordinates34.705047, -85.281748
Weather - Upcoming Forecast
Other ResourcesThere are restrooms near the parking area as well as a picnic area.
Other ResourcesPark Website