Chattooga River Trail from Sandy Ford Road
to Dicks Creek Falls


Picture of Dicks Creek Falls

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Date Hiked: November 24, 1990

Length: 2.4 miles

Type: backtrack

Difficulty: 2

Scenery: 2

Blaze: white and metal diamonds

Main Features: Dicks Creek Falls

Location: Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia

Drive north on highway 28 from South Carolina into Georgia. Drive 2.2 miles past the Chattooga River and turn left on an unsigned paved road (Warwoman Road). Drive 8.3 miles and turn backwards to the left on a paved road (Sandy Ford Road). Immediately take the right fork. At the next fork, turn left across the bridge. Stay on the main road. You have to drive through two small streams. After 4.8 miles on Sandy Ford Road, I parked in a campsite on the right. (There was a large mud hole just ahead with nowhere to park.)

Approximate altitude changes:
Ascend 150 feet from car to high point at about 0.6 miles
Descend 250 feet from high point to base of Dicks Creek Falls
Total ascent (round trip): 400 feet

Miles
0.0 campsite on right (where I parked)
continue walking down road
0.1 turn left on the Chattooga Trail (a rock sign on the right says
highway 76 is 10 miles to the right and highway 28 is 10 miles to the left)
0.6 cross old road bed
high point
0.7 briefly parallel road on left
0.8 junction with Bartram Trail, turn right (begin yellow blazes on Bartram Trail)
1.0 remnants of rock structures
cross bridge
turn right off of blazed trail and cross another bridge
1.1 viewing area on right at top of falls
continue straight, then turn right on small path to the rocks at the
base of the falls
1.2 boulders to sit on at the base of the falls
backtrack



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