Scenic USA - Georgia

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Smith Creek

Smith Creek

Photos by John Patrick

     Georgia's Anna Ruby Falls Scenic Area is located inside the Chattahoochee National Forest. The big attraction Curtis Creek Falls is an unusual twin cascade, where Curtis Creek drops 150 feet, and its twin from York Creek creates a 50 foot waterfall. Both streams join together below the falls and form Smith Creek. It's along Smith Creek York Creek Fallsthat thousands head toward the popular twin falls. The half mile route offers a paved pathway for an easy climb. This settings along Smith Creek, with its swift flowing water, flowering rhododendron and overhanging trees, causes visitors to stop and admire the scenery. The creek flows out by the visitor center beside a wonderful picnic area, then out toward Unicoi State Park and a 50 acre Unicoi Lake. A moderately challenging trail begins at the base of Anna Ruby Falls and covers 4.5 miles to the Unicoi Park. This convenient attraction, near the town of Helen, sees a steady stream of sightseers.

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