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Three Forks Waterfalls

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Rabun County, GA   Hike: Three Forks Waterfalls  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Aug 11 2019  11:30 am >> Sun, Aug 11 2019 5:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 9:15 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Jul 31 2019 7:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Aug 11 2019 8:00 am
Event Duration:Per Itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:8.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Tony C
Nancy L
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Join us for a full day of hiking, swimming and exploring, as we head to the far northeast corner of the state to some of the best waterfalls and swimming holes that GA has to offer...  


Singley's Falls

We will start out from the GA28 trailhead, and our first stop will be at Singley's Falls, a 25' beauty with a large swimming hole at its base.

After a long break here, we will proceed to Three Forks, so named for the confluence of Overflow, Holcomb, and Big Creeks that combine to form the West Fork of the Chattooga River.  Plan on a long and leisurely (approx. 90 min) break here for lots of swimming and exploring.   There are some relaxing rock jacuzzis to soak in...and you can travel a short ways up Holcomb Creek to a beautiful hidden gorge with numerous little falls...very magical and looks like something out of a movie set.

Expect  total hiking time of about 3-4 hrs and probably around 2+ hrs at the two waterfall areas.  The pace will be moderate (2.2 to 2.5 mph), and the total distance 8.5 miles with about 1900' of total big mountains to climb but some short steep sections.   The hike involves some light to moderate scrambling in a couple of spots, so be sure you are comfortable with that.

On the drive back, each car can decide if they would like to stop for dinner in Clayton, however we plan to do so.  It will be a full day, but well worth it to fully experience one of the most beautiful areas in the state, if not the entire Southeast.

Here is our route, and you can download the GPX track and waypoints file, if you like, from the CalTopo site:

Required Items to Bring:

- Water and/or sports drink (will need 2-3 liters, but we will bring water filter)

- Food/snacks

- Hiking boots/shoes

- Cash for carpool driver $

- Change of clothes for the ride home

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

- Swimsuit

- Sunscreen

- Bug spray

- Towel

- Water shoes

- Rain gear (just in case)

- Dry bag / zip lock bag

- Water filter (so you don't need to carry as much at the start)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From Clayton, GA, head east on Warwoman Road for 14 miles until its end at Highway 28.  Turn left (north) and follow Hwy 28 4.4 miles to the trailhead on the left side of the road (just 1.3 miles south of the NC border).

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):213Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:15 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $85.20 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.


 - Up to 2 dogs are permitted on this event, but owners must drive themselves (of course others can ride with you if they wish).

 - Hikers allergic to wasp or bee stings are responsible for bringing their own EpiPen.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.