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Top 10 Waterfall To Visit In North Georgia

Top 10 Waterfall To Visit In North Georgia

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. 

 

Amicalola Falls

Amicalola Falls

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

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.

 

Keown Falls GA

Keown Falls

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.

Desoto falls Alabama

DeSoto Falls

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

Ana Ruby 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.

Lula lake trust Falls

Lula Falls

This place is pretty amazing and the falls are beautiful! They have plenty of hiking trails, friendly staff, and the place is pretty well kept. The only downside is the parking, and the fact that even if you're at Cloudland Canyon state park next door, and have someone drop you off, or park outside the gate (which they try and deter), they don't want you to enter. The other downside is they're only opened the first and last Saturday of each month. It is a land trust and it's good for the environment to limit visits in the name of preservation though I guess.
Hemlock Falls GA

Hemlock Falls

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

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

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

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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