7 Waterfalls Near Mountain Crossings

Like waterfalls? The folks at Mountain Crossings at Neel Gap have put together a list of seven waterfalls near their location that are worth checking out. Some are easy to get to, some not so much but are worth the drive and hike. I’ve been to 3 of the 7…now I need to go see the rest…

Mountain Crossings at Neel Gap

North Georgia is famous for its waterfalls. The Cherokee Indians who first settled this area called it the “Land of a Thousand Waterfalls”. Out of Georgia’s more than 200 falls, we can boast the 3rd, 4th, and 5th tallest falls in the eastern half of the United States. Even within a short proximity of Mountain Crossings, there are several great waterfalls to check out.

1) Upper Desoto Falls

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How far from MTX: 4 min, 2 miles
Height of Falls: 200 ft.
Trail Length: 2.5 miles
Difficulty: Moderate

Upper Desoto Falls is the tallest of the three falls at Desoto Falls Recreation Area. The Middle and Lower falls are on a separate trail.

Desoto Click to enlarge

2) Helton Creek Falls

heltoncreek
How far from MTX: 9 min, 3.8 miles
Height of Falls: 80 ft.
Trail Length: .25 miles
Difficulty: Easy

Helton Creek Falls is barely a hike…

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