DeSoto Falls Trail

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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 offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
196 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

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
6 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

This is a nice short hiking trail with two sets of water falls, the upper and lower. The upper is about .75 mi from the main placard and ends at a wooden observation deck marked by a caution sign. The trail to the left of the placard goes to the lower falls, which requires a steeper hike of about .25 mi to another deck. The trails to both falls are well maintained. Trails that are not maintained continue beyond both falls, but we did not hike them. Great trail for hikers of all ages.

hiking
16 days ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Falls were nice. Trail is in a campground. Nice little walk. Watch out for snakes, we came across 2 along side the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Fun to see the waterfalls at the end. Two trails to two different falls. Both were decently easy. The shorter trail was the more strenuous, but no very long (1/4 mile) Shaded all the way on both.

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Super easy hike with a pretty good waterfall. Plenty of cool flowers and scenery to see on this short hike. Relaxing hike.

2 months ago

Short hike, both falls are gorgeous. Easy and fun.

2 months ago

Great for kids!

camping
3 months ago

Great clean campground. Outhouse and hand-pump water. Sites were very private. Trail was well kept and easy to follow. Great viewing platforms. Only down side is you can here some traffic but it was not a bother.
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3 months ago

Great short hike.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Did the Upper and Lower falls trails on Easter Sunday. Upper Trail is pretty, and the falls are nice. Lower trail is a little steeper and they are quite a bit less impressive. All in all, a good walk, decent scenery, pretty little campground area.