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Desoto Falls, Blairsville

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The DeSoto Falls of Georgia are located in Lumpkin County, Georgia along Frogtown Creek. There are actually three waterfalls on Frogtown Creek, called Upper DeSoto Falls, Middle Desoto Falls and Lower DeSoto Falls. The upper waterfall drops 200ft, the middle waterfall drops 90ft and the lower waterfall drops 35ft. The overall height of the falls, as measured inclusive of non-vertical falls, cascades and steep stream bed, is 480ft. DeSoto Falls are located at an elevation of 3560ft on Rocky Mountain.The DeSoto Falls are named for Spanish explorer Hernando deSoto, who passed through Georgia around 1540. According to a sign posted on the DeSoto Falls Trail, a 2.4mi in and out hiking trail to the falls, a plate of armor was discovered at the base of the falls in the 1880s.The falls are part of the Chattahoochee National Forest and located in a 650acre area designated the Desoto Falls Scenic Area. There is also a campground located along the banks of Frogtown Creek. DeSoto Falls is one of four popular waterfalls in the Forest located near Helen, Georgia. The other three popular waterfalls are Anna Ruby Falls, Dukes Creek Falls and Raven Cliff Falls, all located in neighboring White County. Arrange to visit Desoto Falls and other attractions in Blairsville using our Blairsville online itinerary planner .
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  • This is an excellent trail to take. It is easy to moderate effort. The trail is well maintained and easy to follow. At the end of the trail is a very pretty set of falls. A good site for an easy hike....  more »
  • There is a small parking lot meant for day use visitors which is probably a quarter mile from teh trail, you hike up into the campground before starting the actual trail. If you camped at a few of...  more »
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  • Awesome and easy walks to two waterfalls. Camping sites available first come first serve. Well worth a day trip or overnight stay.
  • Great for people who love the outdoors

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