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Desoto Waterfall
Chattahoochee National Forest GA

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Falls Near Vogal State Park, GA

In 2 miles of relatively easy hiking, you can take in two waterfalls, and some history (or lore?).  The trails begin at the parking lot for the Desoto Falls picnic grounds.  After passing through the picnic grounds and a portion of the campground, cross Frogtown Creek along a log bridge.  The trail spilts -  left 0.25 miles to lower falls and right 0.75 miles to upper falls.  Both trails are well maintained and well graded.  Return to your vehicle along the same trails.

To get to the trail headhead from Vogel State Park, bear right (south) on US 19/129.  The road will wind to the top of gap, cross the Appalachian Trail (AT) and then wind down on the other side.  About 7 miles from Vogel, look for a sign on the right hand side for the picnic grounds/campground (Approximate GPS Coordinates 3442'23.69"N  8354'54.50"W).

A couple of other easy waterfall hikes in the area are Helton Creek Falls and Dukes Creek Falls.

Information Sign at Desoto Falls, GA
 Information Sign at Desoto Falls near Vogel State Park, Georgia 

 

Lower Desoto Falls, GA
 Lower Desoto Falls near Vogel State Park, Georgia 

 


Distance Upper Falls 1.5 miles roundtrip
Lower Falls 0.5 miles roundtrip
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Forest in Picnic Grounds
  Forest in Picnic Grounds 

Trail Sign for Desoto Falls, GA
 Trail Sign Across Log Bridge 


Upper Desoto Falls, GA
 Upper Desoto Falls 

 

Desoto Falls Trail Map Chattahoochee National Forest GA
Desoto Falls Trail Map - Chattahoochee National Forest, GA

 

Vogel State Park, GA
 Nearby Vogel State Park, GA