A Small Waterfall Hides Away In A Pine Forest, Not Far From a Popular Outlet Mall Near Woodstock, GA

Hidden in a pine forest not far from a popular outlet mall in Woodstock, GA, a small waterfall marks the end of Toonigh Creek as it enters Lake Allatoona. We hiked to the falls from nearby Olde Rope Mill Park, first following trails shared with mountain bikes, then turning on to old mining roads. Passing under noisy I-575, we walked through an abandoned mining area, then reentered the forest along Little River. After twisting and turning along the unmarked trail, the All-Trails app got us back on route to find the falls. Follow our 3.7-mile out-and-back hike in this video, featuring trail scenery, terrain descriptions and video from the falls. For more like this, follow DeanLand on NewsBreak, and visit OurTravelCafe.com

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I'm a trained journalist, global traveler and retired business executive who worked for more than 20 years with some of the world's best and largest restaurant enterprises. I left the business world behind, living in Northwest Georgia and writing about avocations including outdoor excursions, family-friendly travel, road trips, exploration ideas for active seniors and some of my community passions. I've traveled to 47 states and nearly as many countries, and I'm still counting up. I'm a traveler, hiker, cyclist, blogger, marketing consultant, community volunteer and local high school band nerd who previously has lived in Florida, Ohio, Indiana and Mississippi. I'm a South Louisiana-born French Cajun whose great-grandparents were sugar farmers, bar owners and reputed bootleggers. My upbringing in food-rich Louisiana and my restaurant industry career affirmed my status as an over-qualified eater. That also inspired the name of my blog, OurTravelCafe.com. There, I offer up a complete menu of our my own experiences, explorations and adventures, organized by geography and always sprinkled with some spicy, tasty tidbits and food notes.

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