Milestone Press has published another winning outdoor book.
Waterfall Hikes of North Georgia by Jim Parham documents 200 waterfalls in North Georgia in 60 hikes.
Every hike in the book includes complete driving and trail directions, distance
and estimated hiking time, elevation profile, trailhead GPS coordinates, and
photographs of each waterfall to be seen.
Some hikes include as many as eight
waterfalls. Most hikes are short but some are rugged 12 miles hikes.
In addition, Parham discusses the history and culture of the area. I went immediately to the Edge of the World loop which inspired the book and movie Deliverance. The author explains the impact of the waterfall and the movie.
I also checked Anna Ruby Falls, since I’m planning a Carolina Mountain Club weekend this fall in Unicoi State Park. This is not a solitude hike; Parham got it right.
This guide is very user-friendly and will encourage you to make that trip down to Georgia.