At the first switchback there is a short trail to a small falls. Then the trail switchbacks 3 or 4 times to Spoonauger Falls. The trail is steep, but not too difficult and right before the end there is a seep that had the trail mushy and wet, but there were rocks to step on.
I don't know how this falls got its name, but in case you're wondering...a "spoon auger" (aka: spoon drill) looks like this:
They can actually have several shapes, including a pointed oval shaped (more like an eating spoon, but a lot sharper!) but I couldn't find a good picture of one of those.
GPS: 34.97502°N 83.11118°W (lower falls)
GPS: 34.97476°N 83.11019°W
Directions and Information: from Clayton, Ga
- east on Warwoman Road
- south on GA 28
- north on Burrells Ford Rd (this gravel road is easy to miss, if you get to the river you've missed it)
- continue until road crosses Chattooga River
- park at sign on left for the Chattooga River Trail