Amazing Waterfalls in Georgia, United States

Amazing Waterfalls in Georgia, United States

Planning to visit Georgia for this holiday? Then, do not miss these amazing waterfalls in Georgia.

Georgia is a large state in the United States filled with stunning beaches, mountains, many rivers, and amazing waterfalls. So, if you are looking for exciting hikes that end up at breathtaking waterfalls, Georgia is the perfect destination for that.

For example, Amicalola Falls in Dawsonville, Ada-Hi Falls in Mountain City, Anna Ruby Falls in Helen, Ammons Creek Falls in Rabun Country, and Blue Hole Falls in Hiawassee are more highlighted.

Most of these waterfalls are located in well-managed state parks. So, they contain marked hiking trails, excellent campsites, restroom facilities, picnic spots, and parking facilities. That means you can take your family, kids, and pets without any doubt.

Here’s the list of the most amazing waterfalls in Georgia. Add them all to your list.

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1. Waterfalls in Georgia: Amicalola Falls, Dawsonville

Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge is an 829-acre state park located in Dawsonville, Georgia. Amicalola is a Cherokee language word that means “tumbling waters” because it is the home to the tumbling Amicalola Falls.

Waterfalls in Georgia Amicalola Falls, Dawsonville
Amicalola Falls

It is the highest waterfall in Georgia, with a 729-foot height. Therefore, the park has established several lookout points at various layers of the cascade.

Surrounded by the magnificent Northeast Georgia Mountains, Amicalola Falls consider one of the seven wonders of Georgia.

The best time to visit Amicalola Falls is the summer months because the park authority maintains the hiking trail in the summer.

And this hiking trail categorizes as an easy one. Having 2.3 miles, this trail is scenic and exciting that you can try with your whole family.

Address: 418 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534, United States  Phone: +1 706-265-8888

Recommended Hotel near Amicalola Falls State Park: Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge 

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2. Ada-Hi Falls, Mountain City

Black Rock Mountain State Park is a 1,743-acre state park located in Mountain City, Georgia. The reason to call this park “Black Rock” is its cliffs of dark-colored biotite gneiss.

This state park is the home to the spectacular 35-feet Ada-Hi Falls. Being the highest elevation falls in the state, Ada-Hi Falls has a short but steep hike with 0.2 miles.

Ada-Hi Falls, Mountain City, Georgia
Ada-Hi Falls

The Cherokee language meaning of Ada-Hi is “forest” because Ada-Hi Falls is surrounded by lush, dense bushes and wildflowers like ferns, various wildflowers, Rhododendron arboretum, and more.

The best time to visit Ada-Hi Falls is the winter months, after heavy rainfalls. The dry summer months may not show you the best views of this waterfall.

Surely try the Ada-Hi Falls hike with your family when you are in Georgia.

Address: 3085 Black Rock Mountain Pkwy, Mountain City, GA 30562, United States  Phone: +1 706-746-2141

Recommended Hotel near Black Rock Mountain State Park: Glen-Ella Springs Inn

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3. Waterfalls in Georgia: Anna Ruby Falls, Helen

Anna Ruby Falls is located close to the Unicoi State Park & Lodge in Helen, Georgia. This 1,050-acre state park is also home to the Unicoi Lake on Smith Creek. Usually, people visit this state park in the autumn to see colorful forests.

Anna Ruby Falls, Helen
Anna Ruby Falls, Helen

Anna Ruby Falls is exactly located in the Chattahoochee National Forest in Helen’s White Country. Chattahoochee National Forest is a scenic forest area in Northern Georgia and contains some wonderful waterfalls.

Five famous waterfalls, including Anna Ruby, are Raven Cliff Falls, Dukes Creek Falls, Ammon Creeks, and DeSoto Falls.

That means you get scenic nature views throughout the half-mile paved Anna Ruby Falls Trial. Therefore, this trail is designated as a National Recreation Trail as well.

Anna Ruby Falls is a rare twin waterfall that is created at the junction of Curtis and York Creeks. Starting from Georgia’s sixth-highest peak, Anna Ruby Falls flows down for 153 feet. (Curtis Creek flows down for 153 feet while York Creek flows down for 50 feet)

And the bottom of these twin falls creates Smith Creek that flows into Unicoi Lake. Do you like to visit this wonderful natural wonder?

Address: 3455 Anna Ruby Falls Rd, Helen, GA 30545, United States  Phone: +1 706-878-2201

Recommended Hotel near Annan Ruby Falls: Valhalla Resort Hotel

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4. Ammons Creek Falls, Rabun Country

As mentioned above, Ammons Creek Falls is located in the Tallulah Ranger District of the scenic Chattahoochee National Forest, Rabun Country, Georgia.

Ammons Creek Falls, Rabun Country
Ammons Creek Falls

It is a 100 feet high waterfall located close to Ammons Creek Falls and Holcomb Creek Falls. Therefore its 1.75-mile loop hiking trail gets access for these two waterfalls too.

Ammons Creek Falls trailhead is located near a bridge on the Overflow Road. And you can also access this road at the intersection of Hale Ridge.

However, at the end of this 1.75-mile scenic, easy trail, there’s a wooden observation deck to view Ammons Creek Falls. After enjoying its beauty and taking some photos, you can continue the hike to reach the other two waterfalls as well.

Address: Tallulah Ranger District, Chattahoochee National Forest, Rabun Country, GA 30537, United States. 

Recommended Hotel near Ammons Creek Falls: Rabun Manor Resort

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5. Waterfalls in Georgia: Blue Hole Falls and High Shoals Falls, Hiawassee

Blue Hole and High Shoals are one of the two most beautiful waterfalls in Georgia. These falls are also located in the lush and scenic Chattahoochee National Forest, north of Helen, Georgia.

It is just a single 2.4-mile round-trip trail to reach both waterfalls. And the trail stretches along a mossy creek valley.

Waterfalls in Georgia Blue Hole Falls
Blue Hole Falls

If you are looking for an exciting camping experience, here’s the chance. You will see a campsite before reaching Blue Hole Falls. So, ready your backpack for that too.

Blue Hole Falls contains a turquoise swimming hole at the bottom. Be careful when you swim, as it is so deep. But, do not miss that refreshing chance.

High Shoals Falls, Hiawassee, GA
High Shoals Falls

Then, you can see High Shoals Falls, which also features a refreshing pool at the bottom. Who doesn’t like to dip in fresh mountain waters on a hot summer day? So, it is totally worth continuing the hiking trail to reach High Shoals Falls.

Address: 2184 High Shoals Rd, Dallas, GA 30132, United States

Recommended Hotel near Blue Hole and High Shoals Falls: Hampton Inn Helen

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6. Bad Branch Falls, Rabun Country

Bad Branch Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls on the list, located in a secluded environment far away from big cities.

Bad Branch Falls, Rabun Country
Bad Branch Falls

This stunning waterfall is located near Lake Rabun and Lake Seed in Rabun Country, Georgia. That means when you drive 6 miles down Lake Rabun Road to find the unpaved, winding road to this waterfall.

Then, continue another 3 miles on this unpaved road to get there. You may find the Upper and Lower Crow Creek Falls on the way too. Just after passing Creek Falls, you will meet Bad Branch Falls.

This lush and scenic hike stretches for around 0.4 miles. And it is not a difficult one. So, take your kids too.

Finally, you will mee the 30 feet high, unique Bad Branch Falls. Slanted rock formations and the way of cascading water over them are unique features of it.

So, it is totally worth seeing its unique natural beauty.

Address: Rabun County, GA 30552, United States

Recommended Hotel near Bad Branch Falls: Lake Rabun Hotel

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7. Waterfalls in Georgia: Becky Branch Falls, Rabun Country

Becky Branch Falls is another beauty located in Chattahoochee National Forest near Rabun Country, Georgia.

Waterfalls in Georgia Becky Branch Falls, Rabun Country
Becky Branch Falls

It is a twenty-foot waterfall located in Warwoman Dell Valley in the east of Clayton, Georgia. That means you can get there via two trails.

Bartram Trail is one option that contains a 1.4-mile loop that runs under a bridge in Warwoman Dell Valley. It is quite exciting and interesting.

And the other option is 0.6 miles long Becky Branch Trail. If you further continue the Becky Branch Trail, you will meet the stunning Martin Creek Falls too. So, it is up to you.

The best time to visit Becky Branch Falls is after the winter or spring when it shows heavy falls.

Address: Warwoman Dell Valley, Clayton County, GA 30525, United States

Recommended Hotel near Becky Branch Falls: Days Inn by Wyndham Clayton

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8. DeSoto Falls, Helen

There are three waterfalls named DeSoto in the scenic Chattahoochee National Forest near Helen, Georgia.

DeSoto Falls, Helen
DeSoto Falls

Located along the Frogtown Creek, they are Lower DeSoto Falls (35 feet), Middle Desoto Falls (90 feet), and Upper Desoto Falls (200 feet).

Hernando de Soto, a Spanish nature explorer, found these waterfalls when he was touring Georgia in the 16th century. That’s how its name came.

DeSoto Falls offers you a comfortable hiking trail with 2 miles named DeSoto Falls Trail. It is surrounded by scenic forest and takes you to an elevation of 3,560 feet in the Rocky Mountains. Also, it has a historical value as well.

DeSoto Falls is close to exciting trails like Bear Hair Gap Trail and Trahlyta Lake Trail. So, make sure you have enough time to hike them too.

Address: Chattahoochee National Forest, Blairsville-Cleveland, GA 30528, United States

Recommended Hotel near DeSoto Falls: Black Forest Bed & Breakfast

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9. Waterfalls in Georgia: Sea Creek Falls, Suches

Sea Creek Falls is a year-round falling waterfall in Coopers Creek Recreation Area in Suches, Georgia. But, obviously, during winter and spring, it shows its most stunning views with a heavy fall.

Waterfalls in Georgia Sea Creek Falls, Suches
Sea Creek Falls

Having a 30-feet height, Sea Creek Falls offers you an exciting 0.1 miles hiking trail to get there. There are two sections in Sea Creek named upper and lower. And the upper fall is steeper than the lower fall.

Sea Creek Falls Trail and the surrounding area are mostly wet and muddy due to its weather. So, surely wear suitable shoes.

You can hike this trail even with your kids and finally dip your feet in the pool at the bottom of Sea Creek Falls.

Sea Creek Falls Trail is actually a great opportunity to explore authentic nature and experience a wonderful waterfall.

Address: Sea Creek Rd, Suches, GA 30572, United States

Recommended Hotel near Sea Creek Falls: Barefoot Hills

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10. Cascade Falls/ Caledonia Cascade, Rabun Country

Cascade Falls or Caledonia Cascade is a beautiful waterfall in Rabun Country, Georgia (near Tallulah Falls Town).

Starting from a small stream, Cascade Falls flows into the Tallulah Gorge. And having a 600-foot height, it is the second tallest cascade in Georgia. So, it contains several layers.

Cascade Falls Caledonia Cascade, Rabun Country
Cascade Falls/Caledonia Cascade

Cascade Falls Hiking Trail runs for 0.7 miles around the rim of Tallulah Gorge (South Rim Trail). So, you can get scenic views of the waterfall and the surrounding landscapes throughout the trail.

As this trail has not any elevation gain, it is ideal for any age group.

Also, you will meet the Wallenda tower on your way to the waterfall. It is an old anchor point that was used for crossing the Tallulah Gorge in the 1970s. So, you can learn the history of it as well.

Address: Cascade Falls, Tallulah Falls, GA 30573, United States

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11. Waterfalls in Georgia: Dicks Creek Falls, Clayton

Dicks Creek is a 7.37 miles long tributary of the Chestatee River in Georgia. It creates Dicks Creek Falls, which is located near the Warwoman Wildlife Management Area in Clayton.

Waterfalls in Georgia Dicks Creek Falls, Clayton
Dicks Creek Falls

To reach Dicks Creek Falls, you have to start from downtown Clayton.

Just drive for six miles from downtown Clayton towards east on Warwoman Road. Then, turn right to the Dick’s Creek Road. You have to continue for 5 miles on this road. After that, take a turn to the left to cross the creek. Continue for 3.5 miles until you meet the Bartram Trail sign.

Finally, follow that hiking trail north for 1.2-mile until you see Dicks Creek Falls. It is a scenic trail that also offers access to the Chattooga Wild and Scenic National Recreation Area.

That means Bartram Trail North allows you to see the beauty of Dicks Creek Falls and Chattooga River, one of the United State’s most picturesque rivers.

Address: Dicks Creek Falls Trail, Clayton, Georgia 30525, United States

Recommended Hotel near Dicks Creek Falls: The White Birch Inn 

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12. Cherokee Falls, Dade County

Cherokee Falls is one of the most beautiful and famous waterfalls in Cloudland Canyon State Park, in Dade County, Georgia.

Cherokee Falls, Dade County
Cherokee Falls

It is a 60 feet waterfall that offers you a scenic trail. And the trail stretches for 0.5 miles with a quite strenuous path because it drops down to the canyon.

When you continue the trail, you may find two stunning waterfalls. They are Hemlock Falls, Cherokee Falls.

After passing 0.5 miles, you will meet Cherokee Falls. To reach Hemlock Falls, you have to continue for another 0.5 miles. So, it is totally worth planning a tour of this destination.

The best time to visit these waterfalls is the spring and winter months as there’s a heavy water flow.

Due to the scenic views of Cherokee Falls, it is famous as a backdrop for wedding and engagement photos. So, if you are looking for Instragrammable photos, Cherokee Falls is perfect.

Address: 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd, Rising Fawn, GA 30738, United States  Phone: +1 706-657-4050

Recommended Hotel near Cherokee Falls: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Chattanooga East

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13. Waterfalls in Georgia: Cochrans Falls, Dawsonville

Having a 600 feet height, Cochrans Falls is also the second tallest waterfall in Georgia, Just like Cascade Falls.

Waterfalls in Georgia Cochrans Falls, Dawsonville
Cochrans Falls

Not only just tall, but it is also breathtakingly beautiful. Located in Dawson County, northwest of Dawsonville, Georgia, Cochrans Falls considers as a secluded waterfall in the state. Therefore you can experience an authentic natural surrounding.

To reach Cochrans Falls, first, you have to follow a jeep track from Blackhawk Road, then continue along the Cochrans Creek until reaching Cochrans Creek Valley. There you will find a rugged and steep path that leads you to Cochrans Falls.

Once you reach there, you will see the spectacular Cochrans Falls. If you feel more adventurous, you can try a treacherous trail that takes you to to the top of the waterfall.

Address: Cochrans Falls, Dawsonville, Cochran Creek Valley, Dawson County, GA 30534, United States 

Recommended Hotel near Cochrans Falls: Forrest Hills Mountain Resort

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14. Dukes Creek Falls, White Country

As mentioned above, Dukes Creek Falls is one of the most famous and scenic waterfalls in Chattahoochee National Forest, White County, Georgia.

Dukes Creek Falls, White Country
Dukes Creek Falls

Approximately 8.76 miles long, Dukes Creek is more famous in the past as it was found gold in 1828.

Dukes Creek Falls is a combination of three waterfalls in the heart of North Georgia’s Blue Ridge region. Starting from Dukes Creek trailhead, there’s a 2-mile roundtrip distance for this laborious hike.

But, it is totally worth trying as it offers excellent views of Yonah Mountain and the lush surrounding.

Finally, the trail retreats you with the stunning 150 feet high Dukes Creek Falls that cascades from the cliffs. As there are comfortable observation decks to observe the waterfall, you can take amazing pictures too.

If you are coming from Helen, take GA 75 and continue 1.5 miles north. Then, turn left at GA 356 and continue for 2.3 miles on the Richard Russell Scenic Highway. Then, turn right and continue for another 2 miles to reach the Dukes Creek Falls Trailhead.

Address: Dukes Creek Falls, White Country, GA 30528, United States

Recommended Hotel near Dukes Creek Falls: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Helen, an IHG Hotel

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15. Waterfalls in Georgia: Emery Creek Falls, Chatsworth

Located in the northwest part of Georgia, Emery Creek Falls is a secluded waterfall with a 550 feet height.

Due to the remoteness of this destination, the trail is also not well marked. So, you have to find the way patiently by yourself.

Emery Creek Falls, Chatsworth GA
Emery Creek Falls

However, it is a scenic and lush trail that runs for 6.4 miles through the well-known Chattahoochee National Forest near Ellijay.

So, you have to cross 20 different creeks and pass several other waterfalls to reach Emery Creek Falls. And also, you may pass a lot of green moss, wildflowers, mushrooms, and much other flora along this trail. That’s why it considers one of the most spectacular walks in Georgia.

If you like camping, there’s an exciting campground on the way to Emery Creek Falls. So, pack your things for that too. (But, don’t take your kids and novice hikers to this trail)

Since Emery Creek Falls has waters in hot summer months, just plan it for this summer.

Address: Emery Creek Trail, Chatsworth, GA 30705, United States 

Recommended Hotel near Emery Creek Falls: Super 8 by Wyndham Chatsworth/Dalton  

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Amazing Waterfalls in Georgia, United States

  • Amicalola Falls
  • Ada-Hi Falls
  • Anna Ruby Falls
  • Ammons Creek Falls
  • Blue Hole Falls and High Shoals Falls
  • Bad Branch Falls
  • Becky Branch Falls
  • DeSoto Falls
  • Sea Creek Falls
  • Cascade Falls/Caledonia Cascade
  • Dicks Creek Falls
  • Cherokee Falls
  • Cochrans Falls
  • Dukes Creek Falls
  • Emery Creek Falls

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