Emery Creek Trail, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, GA

Dip into Georgias’ Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest after hiking along babbling creeks, and silent oak trees, find your paradise in a swimming hole.
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Dip into Georgias’ Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest after hiking along babbling creeks, and silent oak trees, find your paradise in a swimming hole.
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest

The brown and orange leaves begin to fall in mid October complimenting the clear blue water of Lake Winfield Scott, one of many refreshing lakes in the Park. Photo by ChattOconeeNF / Flickr

Why isn’t this deep-woods hike to five lacy waterfalls overrun with hikers? Most people don’t get past the tricky, hip-deep ford where Emery and Holly Creeks meet just .3 miles in. But splash across it (and 9 more creek crossings in the trail’s 3.2 miles) and you’ll have the series of cascades, plus excellent swimming holes and creek side campsites, to yourself Info http://fs.usda.gov/conf