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Address: Highway 19, Blairsville, GA
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Marietta, Georgia
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Marietta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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28 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Arabi, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is the best , most awesome place ever! I loved it! My BFF had her wedding photos taken here. I had to be carried down which was very tricky and back up it was so hard but so worth it.The kids loved sliding down it on their tail ends! A great family place to see nature at its best!... More 

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I have been going up to this falls forever. Took my new husband to see it and he loved it also. Although they do need to look into making it safer. The railing are getting old and shaky!

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Hampton, Georgia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My husband and I visited these falls recently and they are beautiful. The lower falls are a tad harder to get to, though only a quarter mile from the start of the trail. The upper falls are really the middle falls--the old upper falls trail is closed due to erosion and is no longer safe to hike on. But the... More 

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