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Minnehaha Falls, Lakemont

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For Minnehaha Falls in Minnesota, see Minnehaha Falls Minnehaha Falls is a series of cascades located on Falls Creek in Rabun County, Georgia. The waterfalls descend about 100 feet over a stepped rock formation. The falls are near Lake Rabun, within the boundaries of the Chattooga River Ranger District of the Chattahoochee National Forest.The falls are named for Minnehaha, a fictional character in the epic poem The Song of Hiawatha.The falls can be reached by a short trail (0.4 miles) from Bear Gap Road called the Minnehaha Trail. The trail is maintained by the U.S. Forest Service.
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  • The drive is intense with the hair-pin turns on this one lane gravel road.......especially when you come upon oncoming traffic. We missed the small parking area and had to go a little bit down the roa...  more »
  • I was fortunate to come across this beautiful waterfall while geocaching the area. It is quite a ways off the main roads but the roads including the final couple of miles on dirt were in great shape. ...  more »
  • 1524 Bear Gap Road, Lakemont will get you close to the falls. Depending on wish direction you come from it will be either just past or just before this address. From one direction you will travel dirt...  more »
  • Pretty falls with a very short uphill walk, only 0.2 miles (0.4 round trip). Parking was a little tight, only about 5 or 6 spots but we got there around 10:30 am on Saturday morning and were able to find a spot. We didn't have our kids with us but I know they would have loved playing in the water at the bottom of the falls.
  • Great for someone who cannot hike very far (very short slightly uphill walk to the falls), the trail has a lot of roots and isn't easy for those who need canes or crutches and the likes but doable. Some dirt road leading up to the trail but that just made it more fun!
  • Easy trail! A little hard to find if you don't know where you're going. Do some research beforehand. Awesome waterfall
  • It was very easy and short hike to get to the actual waterfall. It wasnt enough to just see it from the bottom so I treked up to the top very carefully. It's easy to slip on the rock and its a steep climb up but worth it. The climb down was more challenging though. It was nice and relaxing to sit up there and listen to the sound of the water.
  • This is one of my favorite waterfalls. Very easy, short hike.