Atlanta: Twin Falls Trail

Walk 8.2 miles through blooming rhododendron patches and towering hemlock stands to a double-spouted waterfall in Chattahoochee National Forest.
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Walk 8.2 miles through blooming rhododendron patches and towering hemlock stands to a double-spouted waterfall in Chattahoochee National Forest.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.7

Waypoints

TFT001

Location: 34.7266731262207, -83.7159805297852

Head E on singletrack path following blue blazes through hardwood forest

TFT002

Location: 34.7321472167969, -83.7165451049805

Pass under a canopy of young hemlocks, where only small splashes of sunlight reach forest floor

TFT003

Location: 34.7324028015137, -83.7165145874024

Straight @ 4-way on Smith Creek Trail, descending E. Try wrapping your arms around the 8-ft. hemlock here

TFT004

Location: 34.7368278503418, -83.7121353149414

Start 720-ft. climb adjacent to feeder stream for Unicoi Lake

TFT005

Location: 34.7482147216797, -83.7044906616211

Pass through tunnel of thick mountain laurel; emerge onto narrow spine of Hickorynut Ridge

TFT006

Location: 34.7498512268066, -83.7025375366211

Crest high point @ 2,665 ft., where intermittent views open over forested valleys to E and SE

TFT007

Location: 34.7509803771973, -83.703239440918

Rocky trail drops off ridge; steep descent under pines and hardwoods

TFT008

Location: 34.7611694335938, -83.7040405273438

Cross bubbling fl ow of Smith Creek, then continue into a waxy green maze of rhododendron on Smith Mountain’s south flank

TFT009

Location: 34.7634773254394, -83.7123565673828

From observation decks, watch as the dual cascades of Anna Ruby Falls tumble 153 ft. and 50 ft. at the junction of York and Curtis Creeks. Retrace route to car.