Beginners Guide to Hiking – The Best of Rabun County

Beginners Guide to Hiking

The Best of Rabun County


Beginners guide to hiking – The best of Rabun County. Are you ready to go off the beaten path? Well here is a guide that we have put together just for you. Rabun County Georgia is home to some of the most spectacular hiking trails in the state. We offer state parks with multiple trails as well as local trails that all end with gorgeous waterfalls and breathtaking views. Take a look at some of what our home has to offer you.

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Tallulah Gorge State Park

When you visit the historic Tallulah Gorge, you will find that it is 2 miles long trail full of nature’s beauty. There are several different trails that visitors can hike. Many rim trails lead to the best overlooks of the 46 foot waterfall at the gorge. Another fun attribute is the suspension bridge that hangs 80 feet above the gorge allowing you see this breathtaking view from above.

Blackrock Mountain State Park

Blackrock Mountain State Park offers backcountry trails, paved trails, historic site trails and waterfalls. Here are the trails that are offered at the park, 7.2-mile James E. Edmonds Backcountry Trail, 0.85 mile loop Black Rock Lake Trail, 0.5 ADA Hi Falls Trail, 2.2 mile loop Tennessee Rock Trail, 0.10 mile loop Norma Campbell Cove Trail. Hike one or hike all, you will be impressed by the pure beauty.


Minnehaha is one of the top rated waterfall hikes in Rabun County., locals recommend this as a favorite. Once you have hiked 0.4 miles into the trail you will notice a 10 foot waterfall. Although this one is a fabulous find, you are not there yet. A side trail will lead down to an excellent view of the stunning Minnehaha Falls only another 0.2 miles away.




Hemlock Falls Trail

A 2 mile round trip, this hike’s main highlight is outstandingly beautiful: at the trail’s end, Hemlock Falls cascades over a sheer cliff, tumbling in tendrils of whitewater into a clear, cool pool below. To reach the waterfall, this hike follows Moccasin Creek upstream from Lake Burton, catching beautiful views throughout its one-mile length. After plunging over this hike’s main attraction, the creek tumbles through a rocky, boulder-filled valley, cascading in many smaller waterfalls, framed by a lush, green forest.

Hiking Hemlock Falls is one of the longer hikes on our list, but well worth the walk. This trail is a 2 miles hike once you have hiked in and out. On this one the hike itself is filled with the view of Moccasin Creek. You will enjoy the clear and white waters of one of the most peaceful places in the County.

Beginners guide to hiking – The best of Rabun County. Rabun County offers the finest hiking with views like no other. Once your hike is over come stay with us here at Beechwood in and enjoy Wine-Thirty served with a glass of wine and appetizers on the front porch. You will also receive hot coffee and a delicious two course farm fresh breakfast each morning. We look forward to seeing you.