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Desoto Falls

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Address: Highway 19, Blairsville, GA
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Hiked the upper and lower falls. The lower falls is a shorter hike but more steep. I did both in well fitting flip flops soo... obviously not very strenuous. Dirt paths are clear... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hiked the upper and lower falls. The lower falls is a shorter hike but more steep. I did both in well fitting flip flops soo... obviously not very strenuous. Dirt paths are clear and in good condition. Places to sit and rest if needed. Is not accessible to play at the bases of either upper or lower.

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hiram
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know why the other person was so down on these falls. We really enjoyed it. Considering N. GA is about 5" below annual rain fall, we thought it was impressive. We tend to think all of God's work is impressive though. We were in the area and wanted to take advantage of the extra time and see nature.... More 

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Plainville, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maybe this is a spectacular waterfall for someone who has never been out of Georgia, but we went in mid-June, when you would expect it to be flowing well, and the "larger" falls was just a trickle. There is no pool at the bottom to swim in, no creek to wade in, and signs all over the place telling you... More 

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Murphy, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We walked to both falls and had a great time. Trails were maintained and clean and the walk was easy to moderate but well worth the two climbs.

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

A easy hike to the falls viewing area. There are two falls at this location, the smaller falls is on the shorter trail to the left and the bigger falls is on the longer trail to the right. Although the hike is more than twice as long to the bigger falls it was a less strenous hike for me. The... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The upper falls are quite a hike - about 3/4 mile all uphill. The lower falls require that you backtrack and then go another 1/4 mile. But both hikes are most certainly worth it. Beauty abounds and the trail, even when wet from slight rain, was passable even in sneakers.

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Normal, Il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This place is a bit off the road, but worth the short drive and short walk. Walk up to the top of the falls for a fun viewing.

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Plant City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

This is actually a state park, so there is a small fee but well worth the $5. This park is really pretty, if I lived close I would camp there because the camp ground is really nice. There are two water falls the upper is .75 mile moderate hike, and the lower is .3 mile moderate to difficult. Very nice... More 

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Blairsville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I live in the area & love to hike. Hiking around here can be VERY challenging. Many trails in the Blairsville region are not good for novice hikers. On that note, DO NOT just pick a trail & go unless you are sure of your skills/equipment & feel ready for some intensely steep & rocky climbs. Please please please research... More 

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Albany, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We discovered this little gem by accident back in 1980 and have been coming back each year to enjoy it's beauty and peacefulness. We have been coming here many years, first just us then with our kids and now it is just us again. We have met & camped with many hosts at the campground thru years of tent, pop-up... More 

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