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Desoto Falls

Address: Highway 19, Blairsville, GA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Gautier, MS
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

I have been going up to this falls forever. Took my new husband to see it and he loved it also. Although they do need to look into making it safer. The railing are getting old and shaky!

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Hampton, Georgia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited these falls recently and they are beautiful. The lower falls are a tad harder to get to, though only a quarter mile from the start of the trail. The upper falls are really the middle falls--the old upper falls trail is closed due to erosion and is no longer safe to hike on. But the... More

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Don't be fooled by the sign to the falls. The lower falls trail may only be .25 miles (one-way) but it's all uphill. The upper falls trail is .75 miles (one-way) and a much easier hike. The trails are very well maintained and the scenery is gorgeous. We went while the leaves were turning wow! Just beautiful. There are plenty... More

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

There are two falls here, both relatively easy to get to and easy to find, about a 2.5 mile round trip hike. The upper falls is more impressive with a viewing platform. The walk is pleasant and views of the river are all around. The lower falls is about 40 ft (compared to the 100 ft upper) but still worth... More

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Tampa, Florida
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127 reviews 127 reviews
92 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

(Note my earlier review is actually for Desoto Falls in Alabama -- trying to delete). This is a lovely drive through the twist and turns scenic highway. The hikes to both falls were easy and moderate. We enjoyed a picnic afterwards in pleasant surroundings with clean compost toilets nearby.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My husband and I did this hike, there are two separate falls to hike to. Both are easy hikes and the falls are nice to see.

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Atlanta, GA
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110 reviews 110 reviews
58 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is a relatively easy hike to see two waterfalls with children and dogs. To go to the upper falls, it is 3/4 of a mile for a total 1.5 mile round trip. At the upper falls there are benches to sit and enjoy the view. Almost at the beginning of the trail is a fork in the other direction,... More

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Fruitland Park, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The walk to the upper falls is easier and maybe more rewarding. It's a wide path, and a show gradual slope, very enjoyable! Neither waterfall has rushing water, even after rain.

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Tyrone, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went on several hikes the day we visited DeSoto, but it was the best. Many are now paved, and almost like visiting an amusement park. DeSoto was a relaxing walk in the natural woods, with beautiful falls at the end of the trail. Highly recommended.

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Ocala, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great hike to take the grandkids and enjoy the natural beauty of Desoto Falls. We stopped by in August and it was a hot day, remember to bring some water with you and enjoy the trails.

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