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
160 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

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

decent trail. clean. family friendly.

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

Short easy hike to a very pretty waterfall.

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1 month ago

Short but nice trail.

1 month ago

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.

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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.

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2 months ago

Beautiful, but very short

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3 months ago

Very fun and scenic trail

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3 months ago

very well marked and maintained trail. i do advise if going hiking in the rain. the trail likes to keep alot of standing water on the marked path. other than beautiful trail.

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3 months ago

Neither trail is closed. We went today 07/08/2018. Definitely worth seeing both falls. The upper fall is the best one and you’re able to climb up into the fall. And there are several places along the way to let kids get into the water which is cold but feels great on a hot day.

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3 months ago

Fun trail! Hiked with my dad and a friend. Came across a copperhead on the lower part of the trail. Be extremely careful if you try to reach the higher tiers of the fall. It is very slick and straight up with no clear or easy pathway.

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4 months ago

Easy walk for the dog.

4 months ago

Beautiful falls and great camp grounds!

4 months ago

beautiful falls

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6 months ago

it's open

6 months ago

Trail is open (3/31/18).

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Went to hike this trail today but it is closed due trees down and damage from hurricane Irma.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Easy short hike. Few hills. As long as you don't have health problems it is easy walk. Went to upper falls.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

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.

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Friday, June 30, 2017

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

Sunday, June 18, 2017

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.

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Monday, June 05, 2017

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

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Great for kids!

camping
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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.
http://www.alaneinthewoods.com/adventures/desoto-falls-helen-ga-2017/

Monday, April 24, 2017

Great short hike.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

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.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The kids enjoyed this a it (9 and 4). It was a quick hike, a little crowded.

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Thursday, April 06, 2017

Fairly short hike but has a couple of steep climbs. Very enjoyable! Beautiful scenery

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Monday, April 03, 2017

Enjoyable and easy hike for a relaxing day. Very family friendly and suitable for all skill levels.

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