Amongst the beauty of North Georgia, tucked away in the mountains, are a plethora of waterfalls that you can easily visit on a day trip from the city. The Georgia mountains are about an hour and a half to a two hour drive depending on where you're coming from in Metro Atlanta. This makes for an easy afternoon trip to get away from the city and into nature. Up until recently, I had only been to two waterfalls in Georgia and realized I was overdue to see some more. So this Labor Day weekend was the perfect time to head out and check another one off my list.
The drive from the suburbs was nice and easy and after about 1 1/2 hours we were at the Georgia Mountains. After coming off the main highway and onto a couple side roads, the GPS led us down a winding dirt road for a little over 3 miles. This part of the drive wound through a heavily wooded yet residential area in some parts.
Once you start to see beautiful Lake Rabun and the homes around the lake, the parking at the head of the trail isn’t too much further. The parking area isn’t large at all. It can accommodate about 7 cars comfortably. Right behind the parking you see the small sign and stairs that mark where the trail to the falls begins.
From this point to the falls is only about a quarter mile hike. The path is well laid out to lead you straight there without confusion. It’s also well shaded by trees which can come in handy on particularly hot days. As you make your way down the short trail, you can hear the rushing sounds of the waterfall getting louder. Once you make it there, you’re greeted with the site of a gorgeous, step formation of cascading falls.
There’s a bench perfectly placed right in front of the falls where you can sit and enjoy the view. Or you can walk right in if you want to splash around in the water to cool off on a hot day. The sound of the falls is so soothing, so we hung around to take it in for a while. It’s also a nicely shaded area being that it’s tucked away between the trees. I highly recommend you spend some time outside and explore the beauty that Georgia has to offer!