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“Spring Flowers and the Falls! Beautiful!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Anna Ruby Falls

Anna Ruby Falls
Ranked #1 of 37 things to do in Helen
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Townsend, Tennessee
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63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Spring Flowers and the Falls! Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

The trail is paved, but don't be fooled. There are some fairly steep places. My chubby old self was extremely glad to see benches along the way!

I loved that all the fencing and the benches were made to blend in with the nature of this beautiful trail.

The hike is along a creek and in spring the mountain wildflowers are beautiful. We were able to see trillium, dog hobble, Jack in the Pulpit, Solomon's Seal and False Solomon's Seal.

The half-mile journey took us about two hours, but we were stopping a lot for photos and to listen to the creek and to take in the beauty around us.

The cost is $3 per person, but you can take as long as you want. Be sure to arrive before 5 p.m. -- gates close at 6 and they won't let you in.

Visited April 2013
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Peachtree City, Georgia
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Nice easy walk to the falls, but not really a "hike"”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

Paved path leads you from parking lot to the base of the falls. Path gets a little steep in parts, but still easy enough unless you're terribly out of shape. The only sketchy part of the path is the 20 yards of cobblestone leading from the lower viewing deck to the upper viewing deck - again, not a big deal unless you have ankle/foot issues. We were there a day after a heavy rain and heard a lot of chatter about how "full" the falls were.

Visited April 2013
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Evans, Georgia, United States
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Love it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

Great way to get back with nature very informative hiking trail and beautiful water falls, beautiful little park and friendly park rangers, and the VERY clean bathrooms and facilities. Cute little gift shop.

Visited April 2013
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N.GA mtns
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Don't miss this one!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

I remember when this hike was quite remote and steep, and one had to sort of hold onto trees to keep one's balance on the narrow dirt trail. But now it is paved and there are benches to rest along the way, making it very doable for all!

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Jerusalem, Israel
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Relaxing and beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

You shouldn't miss this nice spot if you are in the Greater Atlanta area. Easy to get to, even with baby strollers, no effort required to walk the paved path along the creek.
The falls are duly impressive.
Definitely recommended.

Visited March 2013
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