Lake Hartwell

1 - Toccoa Falls: One of the highest free-falling waterfalls east of the Mississippi, at 186 feet, Toccoa Falls is 19 feet higher than Niagara. On the campus of Toccoa Falls College, a short level paved walkway leads from the gift shop to the falls. A small admission is charged. The Gate Cottage restaurant is open for Sunday buffet. I-85 exit 58, Hwy. 17 to Toccoa, Alt 17 to Toccoa Falls.

2 - Longnose Falls: The ruins of an old mill remain at the base of this beautiful waterfall. Best access is from Lake Hartwell via a canoe or small boat. Hwy. 123 to the GA/SC line. On the SC side follow River road north to the third bridge. Paddle up the creek until you reach the falls.

3 - Chau-Ram Falls: This county park is a hidden treasure. Picnic grounds, trails, and great views of Ramsey Creek Falls and the Chauga River. From Westminster take US 76 west 2 miles. Look for signs to Chau-Ram Park.

4 - Brasstown Falls: There are actually 4 separate waterfalls here, 3 on Brasstown Creek and 1 on Little Brasstown Creek. They are unsurpassed for beauty and easy access. From Westminster take US 76 west 11 miles to Brasstown Road (NOT Brasstown Church Road), turn left and follow for 4 miles. Look for FS751 on the right. Go 1/2 mile and park at the gate. The trail to the right leads to Brasstown Creek. Falls are a short walk but require "root scrambling" down a steep embankment. A trail to the left is Little Brasstown Creek Falls.

5 - Bull Sluice: This rapid on the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River is a great spot to watch the action as the kayakers try to "Shoot the Bull" and avoid "Decapitation Rock". From Westminster take US 76 west 17 miles to the Bull Sluice Parking area on your right. A 1/2 mile easy trail leads to the river.

6 - Woodall Shoals: The most dangerous rapids on the Chattooga River, this area is also one of the most scenic. The river pours over and sometimes back under a massive rock formation. The action of the water has created many "Pot Holes" and also created several small sandy beaches great for picnics. From Westminster take US 76 west 15 miles, turn left at the top of the hill onto County Road 538, then right on Woodall Shoals Road (FS 757 gravel). Park in the lot and follow the trail by the sign down to the river. A moderate 3/4 mile walk.

7 - Issaqueena Falls: This 100 foot falls requires climbing down a short steep trail to get a good view. This trail can be slippery and a fall could be fatal, be careful. From Walhalla take Hwy. 28 north 6 miles to Stumphouse Tunnel Park on your right. The top of the falls is at the picnic area.

8 - Station Cove Falls: A small stream flowing over a 60 foot falls, wildflowers, beaver ponds, and Oconee Station Historic Site make this a good area to spend the day. North on SC 11 to Picket Post community and follow the signs for Oconee Station State Park. The 30 min easy trail to the falls is 1/4 mile past the park on your left.

9 - Rileymoore Falls: On the Chauga River, this falls is 100 feet wide and 12 feet high. From Westminster take US 76 west 6 miles, turn right on Cobbs Bridge Road, at 1 1/2 miles turn left on Spy Rock Road (FS748) for 1/4 mile and turn right on FS 748C. Follow this until it ends. A 30 minute moderate trail leads to the falls.

10 - Fall Creek Falls: Viewing all four waterfalls will require a difficult 2 hour walk. From Westminster take US 76 west 16 miles. Turn right onto Chattooga Ridge Road, drive 2 1/4 miles to Fall Creek Road (FS 722) and turn left. Follow this until the road forks and take the left fork to the culvert over fall creek. Follow the creek downstream a short distance to the first falls.(NO TRAIL).

11 - Long Creek Falls: From Westminster take US 76 west 12 miles to Damascus Church Road on the left. Go 3/4 mile and turn right on Battle Creek Road, follow for 1 3/4 miles to Turkey Ridge Road on the right. Follow 3 miles to the parking area. Follow jeep trail 1 mile to trailhead, then follow trail 1 mile to a side trail on the left. An easy 2 mile walk.

12 - Panther Creek Trail & Falls: This 3 1/2 mile each way trail follows one of the best trout streams in the area and has several small falls along the way. Panther Creek Trail is one of the most beautiful areas in Georgia, especially when the Mountain Laurel is in bloom. A large pool at the bottom of the falls is great for cooling off. US 441 north to just south of Tallulah Gorge State Park

LickLog Falls consists of two separate waterfalls requiring an easy to moderate 1 hour walk round trip.

? - This area has Hundreds of trails and waterfalls. We have listed here only a few.
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