If you’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting North Georgia, you know that the Blue Ridge Mountains represent a truly special destination. That’s why we love calling this place home! Here, there are so many rivers, streams, forests, and other natural wonders to discover. North Georgia waterfalls are some of our favorite places to explore. Read on to learn about the best ones! Then, for more local insight, be sure to access our free North Georgia Vacation Guide. It’s packed with our best dining, shopping, and adventuring suggestions!
5 of the Best North Georgia Waterfalls to Visit
1. Minnehaha Falls
You don’t have to travel far from Glen-Ella Springs Inn to see a truly incredible waterfall! Just a quick 10-minute drive away from the inn is Minnehaha Falls—a hidden gem along the banks of beautiful Lake Rabun. Simply spot the sign, find a spot to park on the side of the road, and hike the short trail up to the waterfall. You’ll come across a smaller waterfall before arriving at “the big one.” You’ll know Minnehaha Falls when you see it!
2. Amicalola Falls
Amicalola Falls is the tallest waterfall in the state of Georgia at 729 feet high. The name “Amicalola” comes from the Cherokee word that means “tumbling waters.” The breathtaking falls, which are located within Amicalola Falls State Park, are among the “Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia!”
3. Panther Creek Falls and Angel Falls
These two North Georgia waterfalls are located in Rabun County along the Angel Falls Trail. Panther Creek Falls is the first waterfall you’ll encounter along the trail, followed by Angel Falls. Both are about 50 feet high. The moderately strenuous, 1-mile trail begins at the Rabun Beach Camping Area. The views are worth the hike!
4. Tallulah Falls
If you’ve ever been to Tallulah Gorge State Park, you know that it boasts some of North Georgia’s most dramatic natural features. Tallulah Falls is actually a series of six waterfalls. The individual falls are called l’Eau d’Or, Tempesta, Hurricane, Oceana, Bridal Veil, and Lover’s Leap. Hike down Tallulah Gorge (and over the thrilling suspension bridge) to see all of these incredible falls!
5. Toccoa Falls
One of the most stunning waterfalls in the Eastern half of the U.S. is Toccoa Falls! This stunning natural structure boasts a 186-foot vertical drop. This waterfall is located in Stephens County, Georgia, and makes for an incredible photo opportunity. Did you know that the word “toccoa” is the Cherokee word for “beautiful?”
No matter which of these North Georgia waterfalls you decide to visit, be sure to book a stay at Glen-Ella Springs Inn! Our rustic-chic, off-the-beaten-path bed and breakfast has the perfect combination of Old-World charm and modern amenities. Our comfortable guest rooms and suites will provide you with a great night’s rest. Along with individually decorated rooms and private baths, our inn features charming common areas and porches complete with cozy rocking chairs. Best of all? Any time you need local recommendations (like where to shop or eat), we’ll be happy to share our insight with you. Just come on down to the lobby!