Georgia June 30, 2016
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 waterfalls for you to feast your eyes on.
1. Toccoa Falls—Stephens County, Georgia
Probably one of the more beautiful waterfalls, as well as the more easily accessible would be Toccoa Falls. It’s a simple 100-foot trail to the falls, which is paved, and probably won’t have you even break a sweat to enjoy the beauty.
2. Amicalola Falls West Ridge Falls Access—Dawsonville, Georgia
Amicalola Falls is truly one of the more spectacular waterfalls in the state. 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.
3. Becky Branch Falls—Rabun County, Georgia
At less than a third of a mile from the valley stream of Warwoman Dell, you’ll reach the multi-tiered waterfall know 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.
4. Vickery Creek at Roswell Mill—Roswell, Georgia
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.
5. Minnehaha Falls—Rabun County, Georgia
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.
6. Dukes Creek Falls—White County, Georgia
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.
7. Lullwater Park: Emory University—Decatur, Georgia
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.
8. Anna Ruby Falls Trail—Sautee, Georgia
The paved trail toward 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.
9. Lower Desoto Falls—Lumpkin County, Georgia
While the Upper part of Desoto Falls requires about a 1.5-mile hike, the lower falls 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.
So you’re an outdoor enthusiast, eh? Maybe this little feature on
Georgia’s Top Outdoor Attraction is something to pique your interest. Happy trails, everyone!