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Three Forks Trail

  Great place to camp and get away from the world!! I have never seen any trash besides some fish hooks. Great place and not alot of people know about its location. Lets keep it that way!!
Says anonymous

Dont waste your time - too many people, and too much trash. Couldn't find a good spot to set up.
Says Hippe Hiker

Very nice place to hang out. It was peaceful and clean. I have been about 6 times in the last two years.
Says Jason

    I went there 8/09 and it was nice and clean.  6 people went through the camp site some were packing large knives so if you camp over night make sure you have some form of protection and a night light.  Crawfish are in the creek area
and fun to catch to pass the time.  It gets cold at night so dress warm stay away from cotton as it soaks up water and you will freeze.  If you want private time go durning the week!!!  Firewood is hard to get as the trees around the site can't be burned without harming you so gather wood durning the daytime.
Says George

Been there back in the 60's when I was 9, the 70's, and the 80's while in college. Want to go back and take my sons some day soon.
Bury me at Three Forks has it right: no cars, no trash, and not for the faint of heart and definitely not an easy place to get to. A very special place in one of the great parks of this nation. Treasure it.
Says 3Fork Traveler

The trail and campsite were nice, but someone had pried open the back sliding glass on our pickup with a screwdriver. They mostly just rummaged thru got a couple cds and a cell phone charger, but the glass is expensive. A friend got robbed @ big bend on the Chattooga river not far away in like 2002. Bring your valuables with you on the trail!
Says Susan & Phil

Very very scattered trash as I saw, and there were no people other than like a car passing sometimes. Beautiful area. Be aware that a wilderness camp is operated around this area and campers in groups of up to 15 may be present.
Says Ashton Zanecki

Went the other day. No trash and other than 4 hippies no one out there and there wasn't any trash. Great time.
Says Chris

'Too crowded, locals and lots of trash'' That's disturbing. As a ''local'', I used to frequently hike into Three Forks back in the '70's and '80's - I haven't been there for about 10-15 years, but always think about going back. When I used to visit Three Forks, the trails were poorly established at the far end of the the trail - I usually bushwhacked my way down to the rivers over the last quarter to half mile.
Says Bury me at Three Forks

too crowded, locals and lots of trash
Says brock landers

Latitude: 34.98444
Longitude: -83.21139
Says shannon powell

I've hiked it a few times! great trail!!!!
Says Phil



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These outdoors activities are available near Three Forks Trail.
 Trails Near Three Forks Trail:
Ellicott Rock Trail, Macon County , 5 miles away
Shortoff Mountain Trail, Macon County , 8 miles away
Winding Stairs Trail, Oconee County , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Three Forks Trail:
Blue Valley, Highlands , 2 miles away
Blue Valley Campground, Macon County , 2 miles away
West Fork, Highlands , 2 miles away
Van Hook Glade Campground, Highlands , 5 miles away
Willis Knob Horse Camp, Mountain Rest , 5 miles away
 Whitewater Near Three Forks Trail:
Clear Creek, Macon/Rabun County , 1 miles away, Class III+(V+) - 2 miles long (Off Highway 28 Into Overflow Creek)
Big Creek, Rabun County , 1 miles away, Class IV-V(V+) - 2 miles long (Highway 28 to Overflow Creek)
Overflow Creek, Rabun County , 2 miles away, Class IV-V(V+) - 5 miles long (USFS Road 86B to Overflow Creek Road Bridge)
Holcombe Creek, Rabun County , 2 miles away, Class IV-V+ - 1.9 miles long (FS Road 86B bridge to Three Forks of West Fork Chattooga)
Chattooga River - West Fork, Rabun County , 2 miles away, Class I-II - 5 miles long (Overflow Creek Road Bridge to Highway 28 Boater's Access)
 Public Lands Near Three Forks Trail:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 46 miles away
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 57 miles away
Oconee State Park, South Carolina , 10 miles away
Black Rock Mountain State Park, Georgia , 14 miles away
Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests, South Carolina , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Three Forks Trail:
Mitchells Lodge And Cottages, Highlands , 4 miles away
The Park On Main Hotel, Highlands , 4 miles away
200 Main, Highlands , 4 miles away
Half Mile Farm, Highlands , 5 miles away
Bluegreen Club Lodges Trillium, Ascend Resort Collection, Cashiers , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Three Forks Trail
Cliffside Lake, Macon County , 6 miles away
Bear Creek Lake, Jackson County , 17 miles away
Yonah Lake, Stephens County , 19 miles away
Wolf Creek Lake, Jackson County , 20 miles away

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