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Anna Ruby Falls Trail #15

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 4.0 (11) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A fantastic hike to the impressive Anna Ruby Falls.


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.5

KM

Out and Back

2,210' 674 m

High

1,990' 607 m

Low

221' 67 m

Up

221' 67 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall

Family Friendly The paved path leading to the falls is short and pretty easy-going.

Nominal charge ($5.00) to enter the Chattahoochee National Forest park. Anna Ruby Falls is open daily (weather permitting) from 9am to 5pm. No one will be admitted onto the trail after 4pm.

Overview

This paved path is family-friendly and great for beginners. The reward at the end is equally as impressive as any of the more remote or challenging trails in the area.

Description

These beautiful falls are located in the Chattahoochee National Forest and are readily accessible for the price a few dollars and a little bit of hiking. The water cascading over the drop offs is created by two creeks.

The Curtis Creek falls drop 153 feet and the York Creek falls are a much shorter but still spectacular 50 feet. The water at the bottom of the falls is then considered to be part of Smith Creek which flows into and forms Smith Lake - the centerpiece of Unicoi State Park.

The path is paved, and there are benches along the way to stop and soak in the scenery. Stop by the visitor center after your hike.

History & Background

The falls are named after Anna Ruby Nichols, the daughter of an early settler. The Anna Ruby Falls Trail is designated a National Recreation Trail in Georgia.

Contacts

Shared By:

John Stevenson with improvements by Ryan Spr

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Photos

Anna Ruby Falls.
Mar 12, 2020 near Cleveland, GA
The falls.
Mar 12, 2020 near Cleveland, GA
Smith Creek, downstream from Anna Ruby Falls, Georgia
Mar 12, 2020 near Cleveland, GA
At the start of the trail.
Mar 12, 2020 near Cleveland, GA
Where two separate streams--Curtis Creek and York Creek--join at the base of the falls to form Smith Creek, which flows into Unicoi Lake.
Oct 3, 2022 near Cleveland, GA

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Oct 1, 2022
Ryan Spr
1.3mi
Dec 28, 2021
Jeff Moody
Great trail for the family
Oct 16, 2021
Andrew Larey
1mi — 1h 00m
Feb 7, 2021
Kathy Brown
1h 00m
Nov 13, 2020
David Russell
Beautiful and easy trail to Anna Ruby Falss 0.8mi
Oct 5, 2020
Coleen Little
A fair amount of people for a Monday. Nice walk with a pretty view.
Aug 15, 2020
Jennifer Cannady
Humid today! Trail bit far but a bit steep in spots. Lots of summer azures butterflies.
Jul 5, 2020
Angella Watson
Beautiful waterfalls at the end of a lovely hike. 1.3mi — 2h 30m