Hike To These Waterfalls In North Georgia

Posted by Leland On June - 25 - 2017

North Georgia offers a beautiful warm and woodsy setting for those who are looking for a different kind of outdoor adventure. There are several waterfalls in the area that are worth the hike to get to them. Especially if you’re vacationing at a bed and breakfast in North Georgia, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and relax in your accommodations in the evening. Here are the best waterfall hikes to experience in North Georgia.

Anna Ruby Falls

The trail to Anna Ruby Falls is less than a mile and paved. It’s great for beginner hikers or those with kids. The hike starts at the visitor center at Unicoi State Park and ends at the beautiful double waterfall that spills over a towering cliff in the woods. On the way, you’ll climb a bit uphill, but it’s all worth it for the views of the mossy stones in the creek.

Amicalola Falls

Amicalola Falls is located within the Amacolola Falls State Park in Dawsonville, Georgia. Amicalola comes from the Cherokee word meaning “tumbling waters.” The 729-foot cascade makes it one of the highest cascading waterfalls East of the Mississippi and the state park is the start of the Appalachian Trail. You can easily get to the falls from the visitor center through the one mile East Ridge Trail to the top of the waterfall or the 0.6-mile Creek Trail to the reflection pool and base of the falls. The West Ridge Falls Access Trail is just 0.3 miles and follows a paved trail that’s stroller and wheelchair accessible.

Tallulah Gorge State Park

Tallulah Gorge State Park is located in Rabun County, Georgia and is the ultimate spot for waterfall hiking. The North and South Rim Trails is three miles round trip and recommended for moderate level hikers. The North Trail has five scenic overlooks and does require some stairs and inclines. These views include Oceana Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, L’Eau d’Or Falls, Tempesta Falls, Hawthorne Cascade and pool, and the Talulah Falls Dam. The South Trail includes views of Devil’s Pulpit, Hurricane Falls, Oceana Falls, and the 600 foot Caledonia Cascade.

Minnehaha Falls

Minnehaha is located on Falls Creek in Rabun County. The falls trail is only .4 miles roundtrip and is a great kid-friendly hike. One of the most powerful waterfalls, the falls cascade down the beautiful forest and continue into Lake Rabun. Minnehaha comes from the Dakota Native American word for “waterfall.”

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