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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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103 reviews
  • August 10, 2017
    My husband, adult son, and I hiked to the falls easily. Although somewhat steep, the trail to the falls is short, not even a half mile. Take water if it's hot. This is a beautiful waterfall with easy ...  more »
  • July 22, 2017
    My wife and I hiked the Minnehaha Falls after we spent the afternoon hiking the Tallulah Gorge. To gain access to this Falls is quite easy. It's a small hike compared to Tallulah Falls. The waterfall ...  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    A very short hike to an impressive waterfall. It's worth the drive along the windy dirt road. It's uphill all the way, but a very short and easy hike. We saw some people in flip flops on the trail as ...  more »
  • June 14, 2017
    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.
  • May 2, 2017
    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!
  • March 7, 2017
    Easy trail! A little hard to find if you don't know where you're going. Do some research beforehand. Awesome waterfall
  • January 15, 2017
    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.
  • April 17, 2017
    This is one of my favorite waterfalls. Very easy, short hike.

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