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Easy and nice trail!

decent trail. clean. family friendly.

Love both Falls. Easy hike. It’s less crowded to go in the winter but anytime is beautiful

Great trail! Easy hike along the river in September. Beautiful views . Gnats were pretty bad. Well worth the effort.

on Hemlock Falls Trail

16 days ago

Pretty water views with wide and sandy bass!

Must pay to see the falls. A very short walk on a gravel trail. Watch for snakes.

hiking
18 days ago

Nice hike, but as someone else said recently, there were many many gnats bothering us almost all the time... less as we were near the falls.

the amount of water coming from the mountain is based on the rain fall so sometimes this falls is pouring out water and sometimes a trickle but still a nice easy hike

hiking
22 days ago

It's a nice walk down to the falls. They are worth it. Right now part of the bridge is closed because if a downed tree. Happy trails all.

24 days ago

Nice easy hike, no one on the trail, pretty waterfalls along the trail

hiking
24 days ago

One of my favorite hikes. nice and cool even on really hot days. My dogs loved it. Parking is free.

Short easy hike to a very pretty waterfall.

Down hill stroll all the way to the falls and an uphill hike back. Great for the family and not to difficult. Nice big falls at the end.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail and great views- River was great to get in and walk around in. Lots of gnats however this time of year and they "bugged" the heck out of you until you reached the bridge. A lady got stuck in the mud on the road in so that was great. Overall its a great trail for kids and dogs

on DeSoto Falls Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Short but nice trail.

It's a nice walk in the woods. It's not to long. Getting to the lower falls does have some incline, but nothing serious. The upper falls are a breeze to get to. I like the fact that it doesn't take forever. It's a good date hike. Carry a bottle of water. The Georgia humidity is crazy right now with all the rain.

hiking
1 month ago

It a neat short 2 mile hike to 2 small waterfalls.... 1 from the lower loop and other from the upper one.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful, but very short

hiking
1 month ago

This was a great family hike today. Easy to find, nice maintained trail. Beautiful view along the way. Beautiful area at lower water fall if you want to hang out for a while. It was getting busier as we were walking out around 11 am. Definitely will do again.

Recent rains have made some areas along the trail a little muddy but they have made the falls pretty fine. I've hiked this several times but the volume of water going over the falls is the best I have ever seen.
This is very good hike if you don't mind crossing the stream in the water due to the damaged bridge. That was really fun once you get in and try it.

I highly recommend doing this hike early in the morning because it does get busy. The bridge is broken but, if you feel comfortable doing so, the creek is pretty easy to cross and not very deep (I'm 5'1 and it came up to my knees at the deepest). You see two beautiful falls and can swim in one, blue hole falls. If you're planning on swimming, make sure it hasn't rained for a few days because the current is really strong and the fall is unswimmable if it just rained.

hiking
1 month ago

Early morning hike on the Monday after father's day. No other hikers the entire out and back. One of the overlooks is closed since a tree fell on it, doing significant damage. The other overlook is open and several spots where you can get down to the water.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy out and back through and amazingly beautiful valley. Despite the damage to the upper observation deck by a fallen tree, the view of the two falls at the end was well worth it. The trail was well maintained and in excellent condition. The grade was surprisingly easy. We’d go again.

The waterfalls were awesome! The directions from the app were a little off. Just follow the hand painted signs to the correct turn. The pics were helpful to see the creek crossing in your car.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Beautiful falls. Will definitely go back once the upper deck is fixed

walking
1 month ago

a short walk to the falls. super prettty!! i would recommend coming at an odd time to avoid crowds. dinner time is when i went. there was only me and 2 couples.

Beautiful falls! Trail is kept in good condition. Be prepared to drive through a stream to get to the trail head. Bridge was also out on trail.

My husband and I hike this trail as often as possible as we live relatively close to it. This is a beautiful park, and this hike is pretty strenuous for me at parts. Trail is narrow at spots, especially on the stairs.

Super easy hike, great for brining a lunch. if you're making a trip, I'd recommend also doing Tallulah Gorge that is about 20-30 minutes away.

Simply beautiful easy trail.

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