Atlanta: Flat Creek Loop

This lovely 5.4-mile loop shaded by oaks, pines, and birches leads to the rushing headwaters of Flat Creek in Chattahoochee National Forest.
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This lovely 5.4-mile loop shaded by oaks, pines, and birches leads to the rushing headwaters of Flat Creek in Chattahoochee National Forest.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 8.7

Waypoints

FCL001

Location: 34.8165054321289, -84.3000717163086

Trail begins on W side of road

FCL002

Location: 34.8166427612305, -84.3010482788086

Bear L @ Y onto Flat Creek Loop Trail

FCL003

Location: 34.8134803771973, -84.2993774414062

Veer R @ Y; short climb along the southern arm of Davenport Mtn.

FCL004

Location: 34.8030319213867, -84.3157653808594

Pass over streamlet

FCL005

Location: 34.800422668457, -84.3183746337891

Cross Flat Creek near stand of mature hardwoods; wrap around to S bank

FCL006

Location: 34.7997817993164, -84.3162307739258

Cross creek near two small waterfalls

FCL007

Location: 34.8013153076172, -84.3089981079102

Continue straight; trail follows bank

FCL008

Location: 34.8080863952637, -84.2933044433594

Bear L; begin gentle climb N

FCL010

Location: 34.816837310791, -84.3012084960938

Turn R; continue 100 yards to trail end

FCL009

Location: 34.8131370544434, -84.2994384765625

End loop; rejoin trail back to parking lot