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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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  • This falls is qualifies as a hidden gem. Use Google maps (our GPS didn't have it), and you'll drive right to it, though the sign and the arrow are a bit obscure. The "hike" was more of a walk with a s...  more »
  • Hiked with a large family group, the youngest was 4 and the oldest was 68, and everybody was able to complete the short hike to the gorgeous falls! Definitely worth a side trip or a couple hour advent...  more »
  • This was a great short hike to really beautiful falls. There were plenty of rocks to climb at the end. We drove over from Blairsville and found the drive through lake country to be really picturesque....  more »
  • 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.
  • Secluded and a beautiful easy hike. So peaceful once you reach the falls. Not handicap accessible.
  • Very nice place for a private trip to a waterfall that is free and not too far.
  • Look for stairs with 2x4 railing. Park along left side. Short steep walk up to falls. Good for kids. Get there before noon..parking can be tricky.