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The two RV Gypsies
hiked at DeSoto Falls
in the Blue Ridge Mountains
April 30, 2010
Four spectacular waterfalls found off the Richard Russell Scenic Highway in the Blue Ridge Mountains of north Georgia
1. the Blue Hole Falls at High Shoals Creek (previous page)
2. High Shoals Creek Falls (previous page)
3. Dukes Creek Falls
4. DeSoto Falls (this page)
The Waterfalls got their name from a legend that tells of the finding of a piece of armor near the falls. It is believed that the armor belonged to DeSoto or one of his fellow explorers.
Karen Duquette and the welcom to Desoto Falls sign
Views along the trail leading to the upper falls - about a mile and a half, round trip. The easiest hiking trail ever experienced by the two RV Gypsies.
the creek flowing from the falls
a glimpse into the woods
a glimpse into the woods
Lee Duquette on the bridge
The upper falls (shown below) are the actual DeSoto Falls . The ascent is easy, rolling up and down, broken by long flat stretches in deep wood groves. Occasionally the visible creek makes a soothing gurgle and the falls themselves are worth the trip. Just before you reach these falls you cross a bridge, then turn into the side cove containing the falls. A brief ascent takes you to the observation deck.
sign - hazardous slipper footing
The upper waterfall drops 200 feet
looking down the creek from the observation deck
at the flowing creek
The upper waterfall
the flowing creek
upper falls
a close-up of the falls
The lower falls trail is only a 1/4 mile hike - getting there was mostly uphill.
The lower waterfall drops 35 feet.
Lee Duquette
the lower falls
the lower falls
Karen Duquette
Karen Duquette
the two RV Gypsies at the lower falls
NOTE: There is a third waterfall, known as the middle falls, but it is unreachable.
Waterfalls and more in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia
You may view these six (6) sites in any order you choose.
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Blue Hole Falls
High Shoals Creek Falls
Duke Creek Falls
DeSoto Falls
BabyLand General Hospital
- Birthplace of the Cabbage Patch Dolls
Cleveland and Helen, Georgia
look below for great waterfalls
go to the next adventure of the two RV GypsiesAfter you have visited all 6 sections of the above photos, please continue on to the two RV Gypsies' adventures in Boone, North Carolina: Hawksnest Zipline, Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mountain, and Linville Falls.