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Desoto Falls

Highway 19, Blairsville, GA
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Ranked #5 of 11 attractions in Blairsville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Nice place to picnic & grill out as well. The hike is easy and fresh. We had a couple grandkids with us - very nice place to visit.

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Mentor, Ohio
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Upper Falls trail is one and a half miles out and then back. The last section of the trail has been undergoing some trail maintenance, could be slippery if wet as it gets muddy. The very last section before the observation deck has trail closed signs, but the trail is navigable to the observation deck. You can see a... More

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Blairsville, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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177 reviews 177 reviews
119 attraction reviews
282 helpful votes 282 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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
10 helpful votes 10 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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