Waterfall Hike # 1
You will have numerous photo opportunities all day long for water falls and water cascades.
Waters Creek Falls.... Lower & Upper Falls - Hike - 200 ft - Easy
Blood Mtn Creek Lower & Middle Falls - Hike - .5 miles - Moderate - Strenuous
Blood Mtn Creek Upper Falls - Hike - 1.4 miles - Easy - Short hard climb for 100ft
Crow Mtn Creek 35 ft Water Falls - Hike - 1.5 miles - Moderate
Little Ridge Creek 15 ft & 25ft Falls - Hike - 1.2 miles - Moderate
Cowrock Creek 30 ft Falls & shoals - Hike - 1.2 miles - Moderate
That's less than 6 miles of hiking if we have time to make every waterfall.
Those are 6-8 water falls, along with cascades through beautiful mountain scenery. Most of this is moderate walking along the streams. The Upper Falls on Blood Mtn, hikers will have to help hikers get across the creek to the side where the best view of the falls is. All of these trails are fishing paths, NOT maintained trails... so you will be encountering water, slick rocks, drop-offs, and hopefully no one will go swimming in that cold water !
Bring an extra pair of dry shoes just in case you need them. Boots would be better as you will have to get across creeks. Depending on how many sign up, we may need SUV type vehicles or trucks for this hike. Or I'll have to shuttle people in the back of my truck for maybe one mile... I don't believe a car will be able to make the creek crossing.
Please let me again STRESS that most of this hike will be on non-maintained trails and some will be reached by bushwacking or just walking through the woods. Don't expect to be walking on a trail like at Amicalola, DeSota, etc... For the most part, you make your own pathway.
We will hike as a group; I'm a nature hiker. I look and photo everything that draws my attention. I want people who are curious about NATURE, who want to stop and ask, " What is this flower, tree, bird, rock, bug,??" I may not know, but I'd love to find out. If you have a guide book...please bring it.
This is a SLOW hiking group. Expect S L O W... If you are a trail runner, my hikes are not for you. If this is just physical exercise and you run off down the trail then you are on your own. There will be no 3 mph hiking with this group. I don't want to have to worry about you a mile ahead of us, when John Doe twist an ankle, and the rest of us are trying to figure out how to get help.
Be sure to dress in layers, bring plenty of water or gatorade, gloves would be nice early on, and hiking poles if you have them. Bring rain gear...You never know about the weather!
Bring a lunch, trail mix, snacks, CHOCOLATE, and plenty of treats to bribe Organizer with! Bring PLENTY of water or gatorade.
We're meeting at Mansell, to give people a chance to carpool, to save the expense and logistical problems, if everyone met at the trip destination.
Normally, the cost is computed by total mileage of trip, divided by mpg of vehicle driven and then divided between riders. Some clubs use .32 per mile, but regardless it‘s cheaper to carpool than to drive yourself. PLEASE help your driver with gas expenses on the trip. If you want to place yourself in a carpool ahead of meeting, just make a comment on this event web page, and I’m sure one of the driver’s will save a place for you. We’ve never left anyone behind due to lack of carpooling space.
BE ON TIME!! On long all day trips, I will NOT wait on you. One person will not hold up an entire group. We will leave you behind - that is a PROMISE!
This is a NON-drinking, NON smoking group... Dogs are welcome as long as you clean up and bag out their mess! Please feel free to ask any questions.
# 1: We will meet at Mansell Road & Hwy 400, (Exit 8). This is a MARTA Park & Ride where I always form up carpools. Good place to leave your vehicle.
# 2: Willing to meet anyone at the end of Hwy 400, where Hwy 60 intersects Hwy 400 and the four lane ends. There is a Chevron Service Station on the left by the Waffle House that we normally stop at for the last bathroom break.