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Desoto Falls

Highway 19, Blairsville, GA
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Ranked #5 of 10 attractions in Blairsville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
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Blairsville, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We took our Parents on this short trail to the Falls and they Loved it! It was such a nice walk even for those in their 70's and 80's. We'all are planning to do it again, but next time with Cameras and lunch!

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Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The lower falls are smaller and have a shorter but much steeper trail to get to them. The upper falls are very beautiful with a longer but much flatter trail.

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Newburgh, IN
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Nice end to the week hiking to waterfalls close to Blarisville. Both upper and lower falls are uphill, but both are really great to see.

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SAINT AUGUSTINE
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Short uphill walks to the falls. The trails are full of birds and other wildlife. Once on the falls, sit on the overlook and enjoy the sounds of Nature all around you

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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171 reviews 171 reviews
116 attraction reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

DeSoto Falls Recreation Area is located in the Blue Ridge District of Chattahoochee National Forest, about 15 miles north of Cleveland. The waterfalls are named for the Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto, who passed through the area in the 16th century looking for gold. In the 1880s, a suit of armor was found in the area, believed to belong to the... More

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Port Richey, Fl
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This place is so peaceful and relaxing. I normally stay at Vogel State Park right up the road on Blood Mountain, but I think next year I will stay here as well. The atmosphere is so laid back with the sites all set apart well and shady. The picnic area is also a nice place to visit for the day,... More

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Anthony, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Very pretty hike to the lower falls. Approx 1/4 mile with lots of switchbacks, so it was a little steep. The long trail is 3/4 of a mile and goes to the top of the falls, I didn't do that one as I was limited on time

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Just awesome.. Took my family of 5 for 3 nights camping. Spot 20 is amazing on the upper loop with TONS of space and river 20 yards away! Fresh water pump yards away and a real toilet... very very well maintained. Small enough to keep the RV crowd out, but with facilities to help support us with our 6, 4,... More

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Cumming, Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The trails are very short (3/4 mile to upper falls and 1/4 mile to lower falls). The trails are maintained well and you can see through the forest well. The falls are gorgeous and since you can't drive up to the falls it wasn't as crowded as Amicalola (so it was better in my opinion). We took our dog and... More

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Indiana
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66 reviews 66 reviews
4 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Park your vehicle. Use the no frills restrooms. Pay $3 and take the paved path to your right -- it crosses onto a paved road as well -- until you see a bulletin board and once across the bridge you'll go right or left. Either path offers a short walk to nice views of falls. There are also camping and... More

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