For visitors who cannot participate in a strenuous hike, due to physical or time constraints, we have prepared a list of falls that are visible form the road or within a very short walk.
Blood Mountain and Waters Creek Falls ~ Visible from road
This beautiful area contains four waterfalls located at the intersection of Blood Mountain Stream and Waters Creek. The second waterfall flows almost 20 feet through a rock cut, creating a churning sluice of water. Restrooms are on site in the parking lot, but are closed during winter. Pets are allowed.
Directions: From Atlanta, take GA 400 to U.S. 19. Just one half mile before you reach Hwy 129 (Turner's Corner), turn left at the signs for “The Chattahoochee Wildlife Management Center” and “Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church”. This road is called F.S. 34 – you will drive a total of 2.8 miles before parking the car on the hill to the right (The best roadside view of the falls is at 2.6 miles after turning onto F.S. 34). After parking, there is a clearly defined path on the other side of the road to the viewing area. From the second waterfall, go back to the road and only 0.1 mile further is the largest of the falls.
Helton Creek Falls ~ Not visible from road. Visible within a twenty-foot walk.
The two falls are quite tall and impressive. The lower waterfall is which is 30 feet tall and the upper fall is 60 feet tall. The total vertical drop is more than 100 feet. There are no restrooms in the recreational area. Pets are allowed.
Directions: From Atlanta, take GA 400 to U.S. 19. Turn left onto US 129. Go north 9.4 miles to the Helton Creek Exit on the right, follow the winding road to the parking area.