After a pause at Becky Branch Falls, hikers on the Bartram Trail in northeast Georgia can add a couple of miles before doubling their pleasure.
Welcome to Martin Creek Falls, which comes in three parts: two upper cascades and one lower cascade (pictured here).
Covering about 40 feet, the falls provides another opportunity to rest as hikers continue to follow in the footsteps of English explorer William Bartram, who reportedly discovered both waterfalls in 1777.
Today, hikers follow a well-worn path for miles through Georgia and into North Carolina. On the 2-mile portion of the trail followed in this blog, the trail appears as if carved into a slope. The path varies in width from about 3 feet to about 6 feet as it meanders beneath a canopy of trees before aligning with creeks that lead to waterfalls.