3IYT: Anna Ruby Falls
Anna Ruby Falls is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest and are readily accessible for the price a few dollars and a little bit of hiking. Nearly 200,000 visitors journey to this National Recreation Trail in Georgia.
The name Anna Ruby Falls was chosen by the man who discovered them. Confederate general, John H. Nichols found the waterfalls while horseback riding in the area outside of Helen, Georgia and decided to give both falls the name Anna Ruby, after his only daughter.
The water cascading over the drop-offs is created by two creeks. The Curtis Creek Falls drops 153 feet and the York Creek Falls are a much shorter but still spectacular 50 feet.
Once you drive through Unicoi Park, you'll enter the National Forest Service property and soon arrive at the Anna Ruby Falls Visitor Center. This is where you pay your $3 recreation use fee and access the trailhead.
The path to the location of the falls is completely paved and dog-friendly, though all dogs must remain on a leash.