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We provide maps and directions to several of the nearby trails and waterfall hikes that we have walked. The Appalachian Trail is 2,135 miles long from Katahdin Mountain in Maine to Springer Mountain near Dahlonega. Long Mountain Lodge is about 6 miles from Cooper’s Gap and 45 minute drive to Three Forks over gravel roads.
The Appalachian Trail can be accessed from paved state highways at Neels Gap on U. S. Highway 19 and Woodys Gap on Ga. Highway 60. Gravel surfaced National Forest roads provide access to the trail at Gooch Gap, Cooper Gap, Hightower Gap, Three Forks area and Springer Mountain parking lot.
West Fork Falls
Drive 4 miles from Long Mountain Lodge and hike about 20 minutes. You will need to ford a stream in your car.
Drive 4.5 miles from Long Mountain Lodge and hike about 25 minutes.
High Shoals Falls
15 minute drive and 30 minute hike to the falls from Long Mountain Lodge.
Raven Cliff Falls
Fifty minute scenic drive from the lodge is well worth it. Easy 2.5 mile hike to this view of Dodds Creek falling from a crack in a tall rock cliff. Spectacular cascades and Dodds Creek Falls all along this trail.
Two Run Creek Trail
Less than 2 miles from the Lodge, this is a nice, easy hike that follows Two Run Creek much of the way.
About a 25 minute drive to this state park and spectacular falls.