Martin Creek Falls is an accessible trip just east of Clayton, Georgia on Warwoman Road. The falls themselves consist of multiple drops with the largest about 30′ and significant flow.
Martin Creek Falls – Trip Details
If you want a nice hike, you can walk from Warwoman Road on the Bartram Trail to see Martin Creek Falls. If you’re not up for that kind of walk or are short on time, you can also take Finney Creek Road past the Warwoman WMA check-in station to a trailhead that’s tucked to the inside of the sharp left (eastward) turn past the WMA headquarters.
From here, there are two trails to stream crossings that rejoin on the other side and ascend the hill to head to Martin Creek Falls. When we visited, the trail to the east (your right on the way in) was an easier crossing. You’ll join the Bartram Trail as it comes in to your left as you climb to the falls (about 1/2 mile).
The trail follows a deep canyon cut by the creek with the sounds of whitewater below, but the terrain and the evergreen rhododendron make glimpses of the creek rare. At the falls however, a boardwalk makes access to Martin Creek Falls trivial.
All in all, this is a great hike for kids and dogs alike as long as you come prepared with waterproof shoes to get across the creek at the beginning of the hike.
More Waterfalls around Chattahoochee National Forest
This area of the state is rich in waterfalls and outdoor adventure. As I’ve already mentioned, Becky Branch Falls is in the same area along the Bartram Trail. To the north 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. Continuing east, you can visit Ammons Creek and Holcomb Creek Falls
West of Clayton about 10 miles west of Clayton and Lake Burton is Upper Moccasin Creek Falls and Hemlock Falls.