Atlanta: Broad River Trail

Here are just four of the many reasons to walk this 7.6-mile route in northern Georgia: wildflowers, mountain streams, waterfalls, and lots of wildlife.
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Here are just four of the many reasons to walk this 7.6-mile route in northern Georgia: wildflowers, mountain streams, waterfalls, and lots of wildlife.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.1

Waypoints

BRT001

Location: 34.5286140441894, -83.420654296875

Go SW on the Broad River Trail

BRT002

Location: 34.5254096984863, -83.4254302978516

Big hemlocks rise from the steep hillside. Below, hear the rush of Dicks Creek flowing over rocky shelves into a 15-ft.-wide pool

BRT003

Location: 34.524772644043, -83.4273452758789

Don't miss: On R is an alcove with a small waterfall

BRT004

Location: 34.5241279602051, -83.4307022094726

The creek and trail are pinched between two cliffs, forcing both to drop down a steep notch to the Broad River. Swing S

BRT005

Location: 34.517520904541, -83.4314651489258

Trail shortcuts over small hill

BRT006

Location: 34.5154304504394, -83.4331588745117

Look N at green curtain of impressive hardwoods

BRT007

Location: 34.5112724304199, -83.4322128295898

Hillside is overgrown with pink mountain-laurel blooms. Broad River takes a sharp curve 100 ft. below

BRT008

Location: 34.5084037780762, -83.433723449707

Turn NW, paralleling river's course from above

BRT009

Location: 34.5042037963867, -83.4344787597656

Continue straight on L side of stream, where trail appears to end @ river; cross boulders and ascend wood steps

BRT010

Location: 34.5010719299316, -83.4316253662109

Cross footbridge over Kimball Creek to FR 87; backtrack to trailhead