Long Creek Falls
Fannin County

 

Long Creek Falls is located near the Appalachian Trail one mile north of the Three Forks area. The Three Forks area can be reached from Dahlonega by following GA52 west approximately 8 miles to Nimblewill Church Rd. on the right. Follow Nimblewill Church Rd. 2.2 miles to FS Rd. 28-1 on the right. Follow FS28-1 2.1 miles to FS77 on the left. Follow FS77 4.6 miles to the intersecton of FS42 at the top of the ridge. Turn right for about 25 yards and then turn left on FS 58 and go 2.7 miles down the other side of the ridge to Three Forks which is so named because it is the confluence of Long Creek, Chester Creek, and Stover Creek to form the Noontootla Creek. Parking is limited but available. The Appalachian Trail and the Benton McKaye trail cross the Chester Creek on a foot bridge near the road. Follow the Appalachian trail 1 mile north to a short side trail to Long Creek Falls. The beginning of the Long Creek Falls side trail marks the beginning of the Duncan Ridge trail and the continuation of the Benton McKaye Trail as it separates from the Appalachian Trail.