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Address: Highway 19, Blairsville, GA
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Beautiful, Easy Hike

This is a nice hike, easy, well-maintained trail along a meandering creek, and the falls at the end are worth the effort. They are gorgeous, with a nice deck to sit and take in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
jeanadrienne
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Blairsville, Georgia
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Blairsville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice hike, easy, well-maintained trail along a meandering creek, and the falls at the end are worth the effort. They are gorgeous, with a nice deck to sit and take in the view.

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful waterfalls. Remember to purchase a parking pass $3. There is an outdoor potty which was not too smelly probably. When you get to the trail you can go 1/4 mile to the left (lower falls) or 3/4 mile to the right (upper falls). Dogs friendly and must be on leash. Don't let the 1/4 fool you. It is short,... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Two falls here to see. Easy hike to both but you can hear the road noise since it's close. On weekends lots of motorcycles running the mountains so a weekday would be best. Not much water right now since there has been no rain for a while in North Ga, but usually nice falls. I've stopped here several times over... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Not only the approach and the road are a beautiful scenery but the waterfalls are gorgeous. For me, although I visited during Autumn, I am already planning to go in March-April to see the carpet of rhododendrons blooming.

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1 Thank Simón C
Kershaw, South Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I went during the drought and there was no waterfall when I got to the top . It was a rather strenuous trek to the top only to get there and see a trickle of water . It was very sad to see the waterfall dried up . I am sure its great without a severe drought .

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

These waterfalls are both nice, but right now they are very dry due to the lack of rain. Fall colors were nice. There was some foot traffic, but not a lot. One falls is around 1/4 mile from the sign, the other one is about 3/4 mile. The hike is moderate for most.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

First, I need to mention that I found the drive up to DeSoto Fall very interesting. The road has lots of curves which makes this road very popular with motorcycle and sport car riders. So use caution on the turns. My family and I enjoyed the hike at DeSoto Falls. We hiked to the Lower falls first. The name of... More 

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South Elgin, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

9//29/16 and there is hardly any water in either fall. The scenery is nice and we can still appreciate God's creation. But if you're the person who will be disappointed, might want to pass until it's wetter. My family still enjoyed it as we appreciate everything God has created, even when it doesn't match our expectations.

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Beckley, West Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The lower falls are 1/4 of a mile from the sign, not the parking lot. You have to take the path around the restroom, up the road to a walking bridge before even starting. The falls are nice but the walk is strenuous and steep. Definitely not handicap accessible.

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Lilburn, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Nice waterfalls with fairly easy hike. In late summer, there wasn't a lot of water, but the top falls has a long drop, so still impressive. $3 day use charge since it is national forest land. There is also a picnic area and a campground and vault toilets there.

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