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Minnehaha Falls, Lakemont

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#3 of 11 in Parks in Rabun County
Must see · Waterfall · Nature / Park
For Minnehaha Falls in Minnesota, see Minnehaha Falls Minnehaha Falls is a series of cascades located on Falls Creek in Rabun County, Georgia. The waterfalls descend about 100 feet over a stepped rock formation. The falls are near Lake Rabun, within the boundaries of the Chattooga River Ranger District of the Chattahoochee National Forest.The falls are named for Minnehaha, a fictional character in the epic poem The Song of Hiawatha.The falls can be reached by a short trail (0.4 miles) from Bear Gap Road called the Minnehaha Trail. The trail is maintained by the U.S. Forest Service.
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  • Our GPS took us around Lake Rabun to get there. In the middle of winter, the roads were half mud and half snow. Absolutely breathtaking views around the lake, but the road there was narrow and curvy.....  more »
  • This is a really beautiful fall. Especially now when there is a lot of water. Short walk but steep and uneven. Very wet now. Very limited parking and last couple of miles on a dirt road. A sedan can.....  more »
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  • Great little hike with spectacular falls! It's hard to believe that this gem is just off the road. We loved riding along the lake and checking out the lake houses she lake views. Parking is limited, but it wasn't busy when we arrived. We went on a Friday around 5pm. Easy and short hike. Just watch your footing, with the steps and roots, like you would on any hike. The hike back is very pretty itself and we could feel the cool breeze coming off the falls. The falls were stunning! There wasn't as much water as I had seen in pictures, as it's been a dry August, but that allowed for us to use the dryer rocks to get some spectacular pictures. As mentioned, not a great idea to climb on the rocks. They are very slick. If you're feeling particularly brave and it's dry, there is almost a little path on the right of the falls that you can take to get a good view!
  • Very beautiful falls. I would have given 5 stars. But just four stars because of the road that leads to the falls. The road is very hard and need to ride very slowly. Otherwise the sharp stones may damage tires probably. But I love this falls.

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