This half-mile stretch of the 300-mile Benton MacKaye Trail (BMT) offers one of the closest waterfalls to Blue Ridge, Georgia, but you’ll feel far away from civilization if you wait out the daytime rush. While mountain laurel and rhododendron cover the creek bank and line this uphill trail’s edge, the true treasure awaits hikers at the end of this short out-and-back. Not one, but two falls stand in perfect view from an observation deck only feet from their base.

Located a few miles off Old Highway 76 down Aska Road then Stanley Creek Road, the “Fall Branch Falls” trailhead sign directs you to follow the white-diamond markers of the BMT.