This trail begins at the bridge in the lower loop of Desoto Falls Recreation Area. A relatively easy .25 mile trial leads south to lower falls, the upper falls is about .75 mile one way to the north.

This trail begins at the bridge in the lower loop of Desoto Falls Recreation Area. A relatively easy .25 mile trial leads south to lower falls, the upper falls is about .75 mile one way to the north.

Caution: This area is located with in the Chestatee Wildlife Management Area which is open to various hunting seasons throughout the year.

Visitors should stop by the Brasstown Ranger District, or call 706-745-6928 for more information on these trails.

Directions: From Cleveland, Take US 129 north for 15 miles. or US 19 north from Dahlonega for 18 miles to the Desoto Falls Recreation Area.

Distance: 1/4 Mile

Usage: Light

Difficulty: Moderate

 
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Expert Review of DeSoto Falls Trail

Parks and Outdoors Review of DeSoto Falls Trail

Away Travel Expert: Johnny Molloy
ParksExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Birding,Camping,Day Hiking,Fly-Fishing,Freshwater Fishing
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • The trail starts at DeSoto Falls campground, which makes for a good base camp to explore this part of the Chattahoochee National Forest, as well as do the DeSoto Falls Trail.
  • This hike visits two falls in one pretty place, the 650-acre DeSoto Falls Scenic Area. Each of the two falls on this hike has an observation deck.
  • Frogtown Creek, home of DeSoto Falls and its tributaries, offers quality trout fishing. Georgia Game and Fish stocks the stream weekly during the summer.

Address:
From Dahlonega, take Hwy. 19 north for 18 miles.
Helen, Georgia 30512
Price: Fee required


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 706-745-6928
Price Information: Fee required
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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