Water Fall Hike # 4 - Rabun Lake Area
This will be a trip to a number of waterfalls around Rabun Lake, just south of Clayton, GA.All are off Old Hwy 441, which runs around Rabun lake, giving you a view of all the historical homes that are built on this lake.
These are the falls we will hike to on this trip :
Panther Falls, is a 50ft cascading water falls, one of two on a trail on Joe Branch Creek, within the Rabun Beach Recreation Area. This is only about a 1/2 mile hike from the parking area.
Angel Falls, is another 1/3 mile hike beyond Panther Falls, along a slightly steeper harder trail.
Bad Branch Falls, is a small flow bridal veil type water falls in a secluded cove. Only a 20ft falls, but beautiful in its simplicity.
Minnehaha Falls, is undoubtedly one of the most scenic waterfalls in Georgia. This is a cascading 60ft high water falls, in a short easy 1/3 mile hike. Even has a rock bench for you to sit on while you view the falls.
Upper & Lower Crow Creek Falls are not far down the Road.
And maybe two-three others I know of it we have the time.
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 ! 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'll 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.