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Desoto Falls

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Address: Highway 19, Blairsville, GA

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Waterfall hike.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 November 2016
Buford, Georgia
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Buford, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 

1 Thank Ben-inGwinnett
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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.

1 Thank Simón C
Kershaw, South Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 .

Thank Cindy K
Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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.

1 Thank DM_1278
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 

1 Thank Madeline L
South Elgin, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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.

5 Thank Dan W
Beckley, West Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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.

1 Thank 981keithy
Lilburn, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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.

Thank Reba100
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Both falls stunning, nice hike , good work out, beautiful color!! Perfect afternoon!! Bathrooms not so great . But park, beauty, setting great.

Thank Debi V
Blairsville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

These falls are further down Blood Mountain from Neel's Gap. It's a nice car ride to the falls parking area and a beautiful walk to the falls. A bit more walking than Helton Falls but not far and very easy.

Thank parrotale2

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