We call North Georgia home, it's our home base and our literal playground. We're bless that God has created this land with so much beauty. The "land of a thousand waterfalls" is what the Cherokee called this land in North Georgia and we definitely known why. It's one of the best kept secrets here in the south, and in our opinion, they beauty of the waterfalls even rivals the Pacific Northwest coast. Here's some of the coolest waterfalls you should visit in your lifetime if you're in the area.
About 21 miles from Ellijay on Hwy 52 is a spectacular 729-foot falls, the tallest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River. Also, a strenuous 8.5-mile approach trail leads from the park to Springer Mountain, the start of the famous Appalachian Trail.
Helton Creek Falls
There are two falls on Helton Creek near Blairsville. A short trail descends to the first waterfall then climbs to the second larger waterfall. Beware – the rocks are slippery.
From Blue Ridge, take Hwy 515 north to Blairsville. In Blairsville, take US 19/129 south about 11 miles. Turn left onto Helton Creek Road, the first road past the entrance to Vogel State Park. Go 2.2 miles; the road turns to gravel. There will be a small parking lot on the right in a curve, and the trail is marked.
It is beautiful place to hike. But waterfall was dried. There is super mounter view and amaizing nature. It is 40 minuts one way from parking. There is a cave.
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
Anna Ruby Falls
Beautiful! Definitely a must see during your visit to Helen or surrounding areas. If you are new to this fall make sure you wear good shoes, and pace yourself. It’s absolutely beautiful.
I like this waterfall better than Cherokee Falls (the one just upstream). You can walk behind it, take a dip in the pool, or just look at it from the deck by the stairs.
Raven Cliff Falls
It is a moderate or easy trail that ends at a large cliff. This alone offers stunning views and a relaxing space as the water runs over and through the cliff.
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Tallulah Gorge State Park is a 2,689-acre Georgia state park adjacent to Tallulah Falls, Georgia, along the county line between Rabun and Habersham Counties. The park surrounds Tallulah Gorge, a 1,000-foot deep gorge formed by the action of the Tallulah River, which runs along the floor of the gorge.
Jacks River Falls
The falls can get very crowded despite the secluded route it takes to get there. It’s a great place to backpack, hike, and swim. First come, first serve camping spots. You cannot camp that close to the river. It’s a pretty easy hike. Worth the trek out here.
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