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Hike to Anna Ruby Falls

Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia

4.0/5
based on 4 reviews

Details

Distance

1 miles

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Matthew Koehnemann

The hike to Anna Ruby Falls is a short, paved hike along a rushing creek to a pair of two beautiful waterfalls located in North Georgia.

The hike to Anna Ruby Falls located in the Chattahoochee National Forest, bordering and often mistaken for being located in Unicoi State Park, begins at the Anna Ruby Falls Visitor Center. There is a $3 per person fee (16 years and under are free) to access the parking lot of the visitor center and to the falls. Once at the parking lot, the visitor center has restrooms, refreshments and good information about both the falls and the area. There are picnic tables and several locations to access the creek that flows down from where the falls are located.

The trailhead to Anna Ruby Falls is to the left of the visitor center and is a paved ½ mile, out and back trail and although it is mostly uphill to the two viewing decks in front of the falls, the hike is still easy and enjoyable. The hike parallels beautiful Smith Creek the entire way (the two separate creeks that create the two waterfalls making up Anna Ruby Falls both merge into Smith Creek at the foot of the waterfalls). Smith Creek is full of large boulders that create aesthetic rapids along a majority of the hike, creating a very serine atmosphere.

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Features

Chillin
Photography
Hiking
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Waterfall

Reviews

The hike to Anna Ruby Falls is very scenic, but really more of a walk than a hike. The entire path is paved, which is great for accessibility purposes. The two viewing platforms are very spacious as well, leaving plenty of room for the typical crowds. If you are in the area and have a bit of time to spare, I highly recommend this waterfall, as it is definitely one of the prettiest in NE Georgia. There is an entrance fee of $3 per person, as the waterfall is outside of the boundaries of Unicoi State Park.

It was a good hike but definitely not my favorite. Extremely over crowded and tourists don't like to move so you can snap a photo.

This great hike for anyone. The trail leading up to the falls is paved and there are two spacious observations decks to view the falls.

If you are in town I highly recommend this short hike to see this amazing waterfall. Me and my family have been twice and it seemed like two different experiences since we went once in the spring and once in the fall. It is paved so if you are looking for a challenging hike this is not the trail for you.

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