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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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  • Bear Gap Road is gravel and narrow in places. On one curve a new house is being built on the water which made it too narrow for 2 cars to pass. It's 1.6 miles (seems longer) to the small parking area ...  more »
  • It is a short hike in the woods, but well worth it when you reach the falls. We had scouted it for our wedding but decided against it due to the hike. Very beautiful views though and the area surround...  more »
  • The narrow drive on a dirt road to this waterfall is a thrill but the falls are worth every bit of the experience. Easy hike to a beautiful setting. Spent a good hour just enjoying the view... WORTH I...  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.

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