Colditz Cove State Natural Area

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Colditz Cove State Natural Area

Colditz Cove State Natural Area
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Clint S
Ellijay, GA321 contributions
Nov 2021
We have done 61 hikes this year and this is in our top three hikes for the scenery. If you like the movie "Avatar", you can get a feel for it on this hike. The waterfall is amazing. Was well worth it!!!!
Written November 28, 2021
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Sightsee768013
Abbeville, LA20 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
This hike exceeded my expectations. Once you get into the hemlock forest the mood changes and the soft pine/peat-like ground sets the stage for more discoveries to come.

We went clockwise on this loop and had to scramble through some big tricky boulders to get to the falls. This would be hard for smaller children and pets. For them I would suggest going counterclockwise and repeat your steps back once you reach the falls.

You can see the falls from the rim, so if you are not able to hike then this would still feed your soul.

Written August 23, 2020
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Randy Neal
Oneida, TN17 contributions
Dec 2019
Realy nice trail of about a quarter mile and I was on an incredible overlook of Northrup Falls. This hike can be done by anyone and certainly is more than worth the effort. The high bluff makes keeping an eye on pets or children imperative. The hike around the horseshoe shaped canyon to the falls has some rough and slick spots but is only moderately difficult. The falls itself is awesome. Standing near the falls, feeling the mist, hearing the roar of the water as it crashes into the rocks and cascading into the greenish/blue pool is an amazing payoff. It was stunning! The rest of the loop is very nice, with an exposed look down at the falls from beside the top of it. If you are in the Big South Fork, Pickett State Park, Rugby area or just passing through, this should be a must see place. You won't be dissappointed.
Written January 16, 2020
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Dog friendly traveling
5 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Smooth travels till near falls. Sort made our own trial. Our Boxer loved it, while a little challenging well worth the effort!
Written November 16, 2019
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FamilyVacationers123
Mason, Ohio, United States21 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
We are from up north and have family that live near this area and had never heard of Colditz Cove and falls. WOW.....how could this thing be kept a secret? This is an absolutely wonderful place to get away from concrete and out into the woods. The trail up above the falls around the rim is super easy to hike. It does get challenging, though, as you make the turn at the end of the rim and begin your descent down toward the falls. The nature, water sounds, flora, rock formations.....all of it is a sight to see if you love the outdoors. And the falls at the bottom are very refreshing: you can stand in/under them if you are very careful (the rocks are slippery). If I lived around here I'd have to visit several times a year. It's never been busy when we've been there, and we will surely return again. The one terrible review given here is …… a TERRIBLE review. You can't blame a natural state area for the presence of what were believed to be 3 abandoned dogs. There are houses and farms all around the area, and dogs in the Tennessee country roam freely around. We saw two dogs when we were there ourselves and figured they belonged to someone living around the area. This place is great to visit.....seriously, a true gem.
Written April 3, 2019
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TreadLightAdventurer
Nashville, TN418 contributions
Aug 2018
If you are passing through Allardt, TN on the way to Rugby/Big South Fork find the time to make the short side trip to Colditz Cove. The one-mile balloon-loop trail circles around and into a small cove with a waterfall. I regularly bring small groups during summer jaunts to the Rugby area. We always discover something interesting - wildflowers and small wildlife like salamanders, frogs and newts.
Written September 20, 2018
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janiceh440
7 contributions
Apr 2017
A real off-the-beaten-path place that is great. You get to see great forest space and the waterfall. It's an easy walk to the falls but can be slippery if it has been raining. Great place to take a picnic lunch.
Written August 8, 2017
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Jane S
Madison, United States17 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
Went hiking the trail with husband,daughter and son inlaw in October of 2016. This trail is not always clearly marked,so you need to aware of the trail markers that are there. Am not sure of the whole history behind this,but it was well worth the hike. Many twists and turns on the trail,and it is rugged so you need to be mindful of where you put your feet. It was an experience to walk behind the waterfall and the climb back up was easy .
Written July 25, 2017
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sassysmile
1 contribution
Jul 2017 • Solo
The trail and the waterfall was beautiful but someone dumped 3 dogs at the bottom....they were super skinny and mangy looking....I tried to get them to follow me back up the trail so I could take them to the humane society there but I couldn't get them to follow me....one was a younger yellow lab and the 2nd one I saw was a border collie a few years old...I never saw the 3rd one but other people had....when I called 931-879-5821 the managers of the park the girl Ally that answered the phone tried to tell me they were just racoon hunting dogs...I explained their condition and she ended up hanging up on me...broke my heart that she didn't care and she is a poor representation of this park....I will never go back, nor, will I suggest this beautiful place to anyone
Written July 9, 2017
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Wake511
38 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
Fun natural area with a pretty waterfall. Steep drops around falls requires attention with small kids. Beautiful hike to the bottom of the falls.
Written April 10, 2017
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