Hidden Falls

GPS for waterfall:  34.87970, -83.09079

Water source:  Unnamed tributary

Height:  Approximately 50 feet


Hidden Falls was named by Norm Arnold, who discovered the falls while exploring solo. He petitioned to have the falls named after himself, but was denied, and resubmitted his application with the name of Hidden Falls, which became the official name in July of 1995.

Parking:  There are two options for parking.  The first is to park at the Oconee State Park, in the parking area for the Foothills Trail.  The second is to continue north on Highway 107, and turn right onto Tower Road, then turn immediately right onto the forest service Road.  Follow this road for approximately a mile, where there is a gate across the road.  To the right is another gated road, and you will want to park here, being sure to not block the gate, GPS 34.87568, -83.09963.  This is also the parking and trailheads for Disappearing Falls, which you will pass by on your way to Hidden Falls.

Hike:  From the state park, the hike to Hidden Falls is approximately 4.9 miles round trip.  The path is well-worn, and signs point you in the right direction.  If you choose to park off of the forest service road, the hike will begin beyond the gate, and make a left downhill, following the trail.  From this point, the hike is approximately 2.4 miles round trip.

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