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This is a land trust with over 6 miles of trails, 2 breathtaking waterfalls, and a small lake, all on Lookout Mountain, just 30 minutes from downtown Chattanooga.
Lula Lake Land Trust may only be accessible on the first and last Saturday of every month, but a visit to this North Georgia park is well worth planning for. It offers a small, but beautiful lake, a large waterfall, and over 6 miles of trails for hiking or biking. The 1-mile level gravel road from the parking area to the falls and lake is the easiest path, but exploring the web of forest trails does not disappoint. Middle Trail tends to be the most popular at a quick 1.7 miles to the lake and Upper Falls, then less than .5 mile stroll to the larger Lower Falls, but there are a handful that you could easily explore within a few hours. Grab a map at the check-in desk in the parking lot and wander on.
Because Rock Creek is a high mountain stream, the flow of the falls is dependent on recent rainfall. For this reason, Autumn seemed to be an ideal time to visit the trust, but don't let lack of rainfall deter you from visiting. Because the trust is located near the top of Lookout Mountain, the vistas and other geological features make Lula Lake an beautiful place to visit year round.
Open Gate Days (First and last Saturdays of each month, 9 am to 5 pm) are free of charge, but donations are encouraged to help support the land trust's ability to keep the property available to the public. The entrance to the land trust is located at 5000 Lula Lake Rd, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750.
- Lunch or snack
- Rain jacket
- Donation (optional)
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Quite simply the best waterfall in Georgia
All I can say is wow. The main waterfall here is hands down the best in Georgia, and I would put it against any I have seen in Tennessee and North Carolina as well. I would estimate the total drop to be about 120 feet. Although the main waterfall is clearly the star of the show, the trails are very well made and well marked and most of them are within a stones throw of the creek, which is beautiful as well. When I went, the water had a beautiful emerald color to it that looked so inviting to swim in, although swimming is not allowed. I know I labeled this as the best waterfall in Georgia, but it is also my favorite single place in Georgia (and I have only been once!). Definitely planning on going back soon.
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