DAWSON FOREST WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – FALL CREEK WATERFALL

LOCATION: North Central Georgia
TRIP STARTS: Monument Road
TRIP ENDS: Monument Road
TOTAL DISTANCE: 4.4 Miles
HIKE TYPE: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
HIKE DIFFICULTY: Moderate to Difficult
TRAIL USED: Fall Creek Trail
TRAIL TRAFFIC: Moderate
TRIP TYPE: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
MORE INFORMATION:
Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area
Address: Dawsonville, GA 30534
Phone: (770) 535-5700
https://georgiawildlife.com/dawson-forest-wma

HIGHLIGHTS: This hike starts at the Monument Road trailhead and drops ~1200 feet to a waterfall at Fall Creek. The trail is mostly downhill with a short climb in the final half mile to navigate around a drainage that drops back down to Fall Creek. Make sure to stay on the Fall Creek Trail and stay left around the 0.3 miles mark where the Tobacco Road Trail breaks away to the right.

The first part of the trail is on a wide gravel 4×4 road, but the last mile is mostly on a single track that winds through a heavily forested area occasionally following Fall Creek. When you bottom out near the waterfalls break from the Fall Creek trail and follow a sign that directs you to the waterfall which has a nice shallow pool at the base.

Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area requires a permit which you can only get online or through the phone. Check out https://georgiawildlife.com/dawson-forest-wma for details.

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