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Address: Highway 19, Blairsville, GA
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Long Walk, but nice

Desoto Falls is a very nice, quite and beautiful area Especially this time of year. The leaves are still on the trees which keeps it a lot cooler than being out in the sun. Desoto... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Gainesville,Ga.
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Gainesville,Ga.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Desoto Falls is a very nice, quite and beautiful area Especially this time of year. The leaves are still on the trees which keeps it a lot cooler than being out in the sun. Desoto Falls is two falls. One which is approximately a 3/4 mile hike up and down a cleared trail. The lower falls is about 1/4 mile... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This was a fun hike if you don't mind hiking 2.5 miles to get to the falls. It was up and down hills to get to the falls, but a nice view when we got there. Very tired when we got back, but worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

wanted to see a waterfall so we stopped here. We had the choice to hike 1/4 mile to lower falls or 3/4 mile to upper. Chose Lower Falls and very glad. Hike was uphill on a very warm day. The falls were okay... Not exactly what we envisioned, but an adventure all the same.

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Smyrna, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great out of the way falls. Quarter mile walk to lower falls and three quarter walk to upper falls. The upper is certainly the payoff falls. Beautiful as is the surrounding area.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Looking for a nice length hike for some outdoor family time? We found this hike the perfect length and difficulty level for our kids ages 5, 8, 13. You have two options when you begin the trail head...lower falls and upper falls. Lower falls is shorter (.25 of a mile one way) but there is definitely some upward climbing involved.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This short 2 mile hike takes you to two falls. The trail to the upper falls is longer, but an easier trek. The lower falls trail is shorter but has some steeper inclines. Much of the way, the river meanders beside you. Mountain laurel was blooming also. Even though we went during the dry season, the falls were still beautiful.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Not as impressive as Helton Falls or Dukes Falls but beautiful and worth the hike none the less. Great family event with easy to walk trail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The trails are flat and well maintained. The walk to both falls is very short. We stop by Desoto whenever we make the drive from Blairsville to Cleveland. The location is easy to find. Plenty of camp sites along the stream. The camp sites are close enough to the road to get road noise. The weekend motorcycles would be noisy... More 

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Brandon, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stopped for a picnic lunch with grandkids and then a walk to the falls. There are two sets of falls. To the right the larger upper falls is a longer walk with some incline. This set is the best view. The lower falls to the left is a much shorter walk but still worth a look. There is a... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great weekend family destination! There are actually two falls at Desoto Falls (an upper and lower if I remember correctly). Easy hike, great view. Don't forget to take $3 for parking. Picnic or try Turner's Cafe for lunch. Camping sites are also available.

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