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Address: Highway 19, Blairsville, GA
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We had an 84 year old with us. She made it halfway. There are two steep spots to climb that we thought were too much for her to get to the two falls. Before that, the walk to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Kissimmee, Florida
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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We had an 84 year old with us. She made it halfway. There are two steep spots to climb that we thought were too much for her to get to the two falls. Before that, the walk to flowing creeks were perfect for her.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

$3 entrance fee. Walk through campgrounds and trail to lower falls. No access to falls. Walk trail to higher falls. No access to falls.

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Carrollton, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We hiked both the upper and lower Desoto Falls while spending a long weekend in Helen. Only saw 2 other hikers on a Friday morning. Great little hike and the falls were perfect.

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I certainly did not expect to be wowed by the experience. We only had time to explore the Upper Desoto Falls. The trail is gentle to moderate, very similar to Anna Ruby Falls trail. The falls are majestic. I will return to explore the Lower Desoto Falls this year, and hopefully camp at the nice campground facility.

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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30 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The falls are lovely and the trails are well maintained. There are a couple of distractions you should know about. First, you have to walk by a campground which is just that, a campground. People are relaxed and hanging out doing camping things, like sleeping in hammocks and cooking out. No big deal. But the real distraction from the beauty... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

It's not the biggest but it's one of the best smaller parks around. The falls and the flat rock areas to the front and side of the falls are perfect location for scenic photos with or without people. There are rental boats to enjoy the lake and there is a great picnic area. Desoto Falls State Park is nearby complete... More 

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Orange Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

After hiking miles the day before, this short walk to the falls was nothing in comparison. One fall is to the right 3/4 mile and it's a beautiful walk along the trail. The other fall is only 1/4 mile away, although it's called the lower falls they are both a bit of a climb upward but nothing too hard. It... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Looking for a short morning walk with great view for you and your doggies, come here. Trail is wide and easy for older dogs. My lab was 8yrs. Old and had no issues enjoying this trail. He had to take a break going up Brasstown bald , but not here.

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Blairsville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It's just a short, easy walk to this waterfall from the parking area and worth it. Lovely waterfall, easy wading in cool water, and not a busy attraction so you can enjoy it more. It isn't something you would drive a long distance just to see, but if you're already in the area of Blairsville, then it's worth it. Located... More 

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Dunedin, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

we ended up walking up in a cold rain, but enjoyed the views once we got there. strongly recommend for family experience

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