DeSoto Falls Trail

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DeSoto Falls Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dahlonega, GA 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.

2.0 miles 218 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.

1 month 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
1 month 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.

2 months ago

hiking
3 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.

3 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
3 months ago

3 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
4 months ago

nice hike..shaded. nothing special

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

Wonderful!

6 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.

7 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

well maintained and easy. beautiful Falls.

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Very pleasant, shorter than expected though

hiking
9 months ago

Desoto Falls Trail offers scenic views of two nice waterfalls along a relatively short hike in the north Georgia mountains.

The lower falls were far better in my opinion. The hike up is relatively moderate, but it can be slippery if there's moisture on the ground. The upper falls, probably the more traveled of the two, is also lovely and good for children of all ages.

The park here is nice and well kept. There's a small creek, Frogtown, that runs along the lower half of the trail and offers are few fantastic, scenic camp sites. Though crowded, the campsites looked very well maintained and comfortable.

This is a fantastic hike to add to a fuller day's adventures.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful but very short hike. The upper falls are gorgeous. Id probably only go to this one again if i had some time to kill before going to my final camping spot. Its a nice detour if youre in dahlonega. Not strenuous at all

hiking
10 months ago

Well maintained trail and park. Would like to go back and find the 3rd set of falls which are twice as high as these. Have been told that the trail has not been kept clear and is in rough shape.