Big Canoe, Ga. is a gated mountain community in Dawson and Pickens Counties. A scenic jeep trail passes near both the lower falls and an upper falls on Disharoon Creek.
The longest natural trail in Big Canoe, the hike from Lake Disharoon to the Lower Falls is about 1.7 miles long. However the trail can be taken up at several different points. There are some hills on the hike but most of the trail is The Lower Falls is adorned with mosses and ferns along the water's edge. Careful! the moss makes the rocks slick.
There are several ways to access the Lower
From the Fitness Center, access the trail to the left of the indoor tennis court. Continue along this trail past Lake Disharoon and join the Lower Falls Trail there.
Wilderness Parkway: Parking is available between the intersections of Valley View Drive and Wild Ginger. Look for the signs. Access the trail just as the parking area road enters the parking area. You can go back over the road toward Lake Disharoon or to the right toward the Lower Falls.
Parking Lot on Yellow Root: Use the access trail from the parking lot to reach the Jeep Trail. You can reach the Lower Falls Trail by using the Cabin Loop Trail, or you can walk to the right on the Jeep Trail until it crosses the Lower Falls Trail.
Less then 8/10ths a mile walk along a very secluded area surrounded by a native evergreens. You will follow a small stream and enjoy the ferns growing under the towering hardwoods.
This trail culminates in the beautiful Upper Falls with the stream cascading over a steep rock. Carry your lunch and picnic on the tables at the Upper Falls and listen to the Falls during your meal.There are two ways to reach the Upper Falls Trail:
Mountain Mint: Park at the end of Mountain Mint and follow
From the Lower Falls Trail: Follow the Lower Falls Trail to the Lower Falls, you join the Upper Falls Trail across the road from the Lower Falls.
Fall size:approx 10'
Beauty Scale:(1-worth seeing-10 awesome)3
Activities: hiking, camping
Closest town: Big Canoe, Georgia
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