I finally found the small falls at Black Mountain State Park. They are located near the entrance to the camping area and at the end of a short (.25) trail. But the pathway is very steep and involves some narrow steps. It was worth the walk but when the brochure and map say, “steep,” they means steep! The trail features lichen-covered rocks, ferns, wildflowers, rhododendron, and hardwoods. Cocoa give this hike three paws. Though it was beautiful, it was steep and short. She enjoys at least a mile walk so she can spend time sniffing and checking out areas where wild creatures live.

Here’s a photo of the large ferns found in the northeast Georgia mountains as they are just opening up.