Raines Mill and Falls

GPS for mill:  34.81667, -83.24933

Water source:  Fall Creek


This was once a grist mill that also provided hydroelectric power for the nearby Long Creek Academy. Today, this mill is protected by Upstate Forever in Oconee County.  Visit their website at here.

Immediately above this small cascade is a larger 15-20 foot stair step falls, which I am going to refer to as Raines Mill Falls, photographed here from the base and from the middle:



Parking:  Going south on Highway 76, turn right onto Chattooga Ridge Road.  At approximately 2.1 miles, turn left onto Fall Creek Road.  In about .3 mile, park on the left, near the gate for the old logging road, GPS 34.81750, -83.24559.

Hike:  From the parking area, the hike to the mill and falls is approximately .25 mile.  There is a logging road that forks to the left, but you will want to stay straight, heading towards the creek and the picnic shelter that is near the mill.