Waterfalls in the Lumpkin County in the North Georgia Mountains
Follow Minnehaha Trail along Fall branch .4 mile. to a dead end. Minnehaha Falls is approximately 100 ft., stair stepping all the way.
Directions: From Tallulah Falls, take U.S. 23-441 north for 3 mile, to Rabun Beach Recreation Area and turn left on Old 441. Go 2.5 mile. and turn left on Lake Rabun Road. Go 1 mile, past the Recreation Area and turn left on Low Gap Road. (look for Flat Creek Community sign) Follow Bear Gap Road (which forks to the left,) 1.5 mile. to trail on right side of road.
Legend tells of piece Spanish armor found near the falls that possibly belonged to explorer Fernando DeSoto or one of his men, during their hunt for gold. DeSoto Falls consist of five waterfalls located within a 650-acre recreation area.
Three of the five waterfalls are along hiking trails that are maintained for easy access. The lower falls cascade about 20 feet. The middle falls drop 80 feet and is considered to be the most scenic. The upper falls drop 200 feet down a granite rock incline.
Directions: Take U.S. 129 north from Cleveland, 15 miles till you reach DeSoto Falls Recreation Area.
Caution: Keep in mind, waterfalls are beautiful, but they are not to be climbed on, they can be dangerous, people have been seriously injured and in some cases have lost their lives climbing on waterfalls, they are posted for a reason, so enjoy while you are there and take a photo home to remember.
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