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Turtletown Falls

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The Forestry Service RD will lead you to a small parking area along the river.  From here, you'll see a trial that leads up a hill.  Follow this to Turtletown falls.  The falls are 1.5 miles on the trail.  Follow the white markers.  At one point, the trail will begin to zig zag sharply down the hill.  At the bottom you can split left or right.  Go left a short distance to reach Turtletown Falls.

The area provides great photography and if its summer, don't be afraid to go for a dip in the cool waters and swim up to the falls - no better way to cool off after a hike!

Driving Directions
1. From McDonalds in Blue Ridge at the intersection of Hwy 515 and Hwy 5, turn onto Hwy 5 North and continue 9.9 miles into Mccaysville GA/Copperhill TN.
2. At the Stop sign in Copperhill just after crossing the Toccoa River, turn left onto TN-68.
3. Continue of TN-68 thru Ducktown and Turtletown for 11.2 miles.
4. Turn left on Farner Rd (old school at intersection).
5. Continue for 2.8 miles and you'll see a sign for Turtletown Falls.
6. Turn left on FS 1166 and continue for 1.5 miles on the dirt road.

The map on the left shows the route once you turn left onto Farner Road by the school and goes to the parking lot. From the parking lot you walk up the trail that starts up the hill. Enjoy!

I have recently been told by a local from McCaysville that if you continue on the path (turn to the right instead of left when coming down the steep hill), that you will find another equally as beautiful waterfall. I can't wait to explore that one!

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The hike in is about 1.5 miles to the falls and the walk is beautiful.

Blue Ridge Weekender

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