9 Unbelievable Georgia Waterfalls Hiding In Plain Sight... No Hiking Required
Here’s a fun fact for you: There are more than 120 waterfalls in North Georgia alone. That means that this great state of ours is just teeming with beautiful, flowing falls just waiting to be admired. The only problem though is that most of them require a hike. We’ve featured quite a few of the more popular spots in our
Ultimate Georgia Waterfalls Road Trip, however for most of those destinations, you definitely need to strap on some sneakers or hiking boots and hit the trails. So consider this a lighter version, with a few more accessible, roadside waterfalls in Georgia for you to feast your eyes on.
1. Toccoa Falls, Stephens County, Georgia
Toccoa Falls, GA 30577, USA
Probably one of the more easily accessible waterfalls in Georgia would be Toccoa Falls. There's a simple 100-foot paved trail to the 186-foot falls located on the Toccoa Falls College Campus. You probably won’t even have to break a sweat to enjoy the beauty.
also looks magical when it's frozen over in winter.
2. Amicalola Falls West Ridge Falls Access, Dawsonville, Georgia
West Ridge Falls Access, W Ridge Falls Access, Georgia 30534, USA
Amicalola Falls is truly one of the more spectacular waterfalls in the state with 729 feet of cascading water. Plus, there is an easy way to get in a valuable vantage point. The West Ridge Falls access trail is the way to go. The trail surface is flat and coated with recycled tires, so no crazy hiking required. Learn more about
in our previous article.
3. Becky Branch Falls, Rabun County, Georgia
Becky Branch, Georgia 30525, USA
At less than a third of a mile from the valley stream of Warwoman Dell, you’ll reach the multi-tiered waterfall known as Becky Branch Falls. There are a few scattered pavilions at the beginning of the trail, so pack a picnic and snack on some sandwiches before you head to the falls. Check out this article on Visit
Becky Branch Falls
to learn about a couple of trails around these falls.
4. Vickery Creek at Roswell Mill, Roswell, Georgia
Vickery Street & Mill Street, Vickery St & Mill St, Roswell, GA 30075, USA
This waterfall is right near the old Roswell Mill, on Vickery Creek. The water tumbles below, shortly before it joins the Chattahoochee River. It’s a favorite for the locals in Roswell and is an enjoyable walk through nature. To learn more about this hidden gem, take a look at this article on
5. Minnehaha Falls, Rabun County, Georgia
Minnehaha Falls, Lakemont, GA 30552, USA
This very magical, also impressive waterfall near Lake Rabun is a great jaunt for those who aren’t too familiar or fond of hiking. Less than a quarter of a mile from the parking area, you’ll reach the 100-foot-tall waterfall. Feel free to pack a picnic and eat lunch at the base of the falls. For some tips on how to get to
, check out this article.
6. Dukes Creek Falls, White County, Georgia
Dukes Creek Falls, Georgia 30528, USA
Dukes Creek Falls is right around the corner from famed Raven Cliff Falls. However, you can also get a glimpse of Dukes Creek from just 0.1 miles down the paved path to the observation deck. If you feel like venturing into the gorge, you’ll be able to see the 150-foot waterfall, not to mention the jagged rocks and wooden boardwalk. Be sure to learn more about the trails near
Dukes Creek Falls
so you can take in more of the natural beauty of the area.
7. Lullwater Park: Emory University, Decatur, Georgia
Emory University, 201 Dowman Dr, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Located on the Emory University campus near Atlanta, Lullwater Park offers a variety of scenic walking options through the rich, green forest. You can also explore the mill, which is located near the tumbling waterfall adjacent. Learn more about
on the Emory University webpage.
8. Anna Ruby Falls Trail, Sautee, Georgia
Anna Ruby Falls Road, Anna Ruby Falls Rd, Georgia 30571, USA
The paved trail toward one of the most beautiful places in Georgia, Anna Ruby Falls, is easily accessible and doesn’t require any strenuous hikes. Although you can’t necessarily swim in the creek at the falls, if you wander back to the parking lot, there is a shallow stream from the mountain that is no holds barred for anyone interested in dipping their toes. Learn more about the hike to
Anna Ruby Falls
by reading this article.
9. Lower Desoto Falls, Lumpkin County, Georgia
Lower Desoto Falls, 18365 US-19, Dahlonega, GA 30533, USA
While the Upper part of Desoto Falls requires about a 1.5-mile hike, the lower falls hike isn’t quite that strenuous. You don’t need to be an experienced hiker in order to enjoy at least a part of this stunning waterfall. The
Desoto Falls Recreation Area website
has more information about this gorgeous waterfall.
Georgia waterfalls are some of the most beautiful natural features of the state. What are some of your favorite falls? Please let us know in the comments.
And if you’re an outdoor enthusiast, maybe this little feature on
Georgia’s Top Outdoor Attraction is something to pique your interest. Happy trails, everyone!
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Most Beautiful Places In Georgia
Are there any natural wonders in Georgia?
Aside from over 100 gorgeous waterfalls, there are countless natural wonders that contribute to the beauty of The Peach State. If you read this 7 Natural Wonders In Georgia post, you will learn about:
Okefenokee Swamp which covers an area of 700 miles in the southeastern corner of the state
The 150-foot-deep Providence Canyon
The huge granite rock known as Stone Mountain
Add these natural wonders to your bucket list and set aside some time to explore them.
What are some of the most beautiful places in Georgia?
There are certainly some beautiful places in Georgia. Just to name a few, there are:
Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, which is part of the Appalachian Mountain range and provide plenty of hiking and stunning views all along the way.
Tybee Island, a barrier island, will charm you with its beauty and water views.
Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island will make you feel as though you’ve stepped right into a fairytale with its driftwood trees lining the sand.
The Peach State is just full of staggeringly beautiful places!
What is the tallest waterfall in Georgia?
The cascading Amicalola Falls is the tallest waterfall in Georgia. A few facts about Amicalola include:
It is 729 feet tall
There are actually seven different cascades
It also happens to be the third-largest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi