DeSoto Falls Trail

EASY 69 reviews
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DeSoto Falls Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dahlonega, Georgia that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.9 miles 196 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

waterfall

wild flowers

Directions from Cleveland: Take US 129 north for 15 miles. or US 19 north from Dahlonega for 18 miles to the Desoto Falls Recreation Area.

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

If the water was flowing better it had potential to be really something beautiful. A short hike, good for the kiddies to get a taste of hiking. Parking is $3. Make sure to go after a rain for best chance at good water flow.

hiking
24 days ago

29 days ago

it was short but a pretty falls, went in the rain so the trail was a puddle

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Great short hike to interesting waterfall. Unfortunately not flowing much right now. I imagine this is a really pretty waterfall when flowing strong. This is an easy hike virtually all under the forest canopy. USFS campsite also, $12 for campsite $3 day use fee to hike. 2 miles total of one visits both falls.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice, easy trails for my sons (10 & 6). We saw a black snake and a bear. Our hike was during the week, so not too many other hikers.

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Very loud road noise from motorcycles made it sound like the park was under attack from a swarm of giant mutant mosquitoes. Trashy trails and rude hikers ignoring signs to stay on the trail and off waterfalls kind of killed the rest of the experience. We made the best of it and had a decent time, but won't be going back.

4 months ago

Two waterfalls to see and wroth the short hike to both. It is in the mountains so watch your step on the hills. Only downside is its proximity to HWY129, your view of a peaceful waterfall comes with the soundtrack of motorcycles.

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

It was a cute little trail. Great creek views and a nice falls at the end. The lower falls wasn't much to look at when I went today.

hiking
5 months ago

nice hike..shaded. nothing special

5 months ago

Beautiful a falls, but you cannot get in them as they are blocked by wood railing. Pretty flat, easy hike.

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

6 months ago

Nice easy trail for kids ages 9,8,6, and 4.

hiking
6 months ago

Wonderful!

6 months ago

7 months ago

Very short hike and you can hear the road noise the entire time. The trail ends at a small observation deck that can hold only a few people.