You’ll find as many as 125 waterfalls in North Georgia alone, making them a prominent feature of the region and a huge tourist attraction. Near the Glen-Ella Springs Inn in Habersham County are three waterfalls: Panther Creek Falls, Raper Creek Falls, and Shoals on Soquee River.
Minnehaha Falls – This trail is very short and other than a few brief up hills it is not difficult. The base of the waterfall is broad and open, with several rock slabs to provide excellent sitting spots to enjoy the falls. The cascade intricately tumbles down steep ledges into a serene and beautiful cove. Minnehaha is one of the loveliest falls in Northeast Georgia and it is only a few miles away from Glen-Ella Springs Inn.
Panther & Angel Falls – Located in the Rabun Beach Recreation Area, these two lovely falls are on the moderate Joe Branch trail which follows the creek upstream into a narrow mountain valley. Canopies of rhododendron and huge hemlock trees provide an experience of being deep in a European forest. Visit the Panther Creek Recreation Area located 8 miles north of Hollywood between Clarkesville and Tallulah Falls to reach this waterfall. It may take 1.5 hours of moderate walking to reach the falls, and 2 hours to return to the parking area. Expect some rocky and steep terrain, but the hike is mostly flat and suitable for beginners.
Tallulah Gorge – Within the confines of Tallulah Gorge State park are five major waterfalls. Four of these falls are on the Tallulah River- Ladore, Tempesta, Hurricane, and Oceana- are visible from overlooks along the park’s popular rim trails. Another, Bridal Veil (aka “Sliding Rock”) is one of the only waterfalls you’ll ever be encouraged to actually “ride.”