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Desoto Falls, Mentone

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#10 of 50 in Nature in Alabama
DeSoto Falls is a 104ft waterfall located on the West Fork of the Little River near Mentone, Alabama, in DeSoto State Park. The falls have carved their own small canyon. They are named after Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto.
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  • We took an hour to spend some time at the falls. They were very cool to see The weather had been below freezing and there were icicles hanging from some of the rocks and there was some snow left behin...  more »
  • The area had a lot of rain and the falls fury was amazing to see. I had read that sometimes the falls are not as amazing when rain fall is little but this was not the case for us. The area has decent ...  more »
  • When the area is not in drought, the falls are beautiful. During different festivals there are boat rides and in the fall it is beautiful. There are picnic areas and in the summer you can swim.  more »
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  • By far one of my favorite hikes. I go multiple times a year. The top of the falls is nice, but the hike down to the bottom is worth the rewarding view. Easily doable with kids.
  • Must visit waterfall in AL and great view. There are number of waterfalls in the same region, this is one of the great waterfall. There is a paved way to to visit dam part and initial part of the waterfall, after that it requires hike. There is a centers who rent boats. Carry food if you are visiting with Kids or pets. Since most of the water is controlled by the DAM on the stream, check with local people before you visit from far places.
  • Awesome little day trip from Ft. Oglethorpe, GA. Very impressive.
  • The Waterfall has a powerful feel to it when you make it to the base after a good rain. The Hike down is definitely worth it!!!
  • Great waterfall. You can drive up to it but you must hike down a cliff to get to the bottom. You can swim up under the falls but it isn't very much water.
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