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Address: Highway 19, Blairsville, GA
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Great waterfall, easy hike

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
ophiacus46
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Cumming, Georgia
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Brandon, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The hike is crazy steep in places and there are fallen trees in some places, but the falls are pretty. We played in the water near the entrance for awhile and the water was perfectly cold on a hot day. We took a winding mountain road to get there and it was fun to drive.

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Lakeland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Nice falls and a nice walk. It's 3/4 mile each way to the upper falls. Lovely to look at, and the trail has some inclines that are a little challenging. Return trip to the starting point is 3/4 mile, then another 1/4 mile to the lower falls. Short walk with a few steep inclines. Beautiful falls here as well. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Paved pathway, signage with history very well done; additional hiking trails optional; store on site for food and drink, restrooms. well worth the trip.

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

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

$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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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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Address: Address: Highway 19, Blairsville, GA
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Blairsville

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