Chapter 9 - 🎶Let's Go Ch8sing Waterfalls🎶
The ch8se begins at 7:00 a.m., at the Publix on Pleasant Hill: 1625 Pleasant Hill Rd #200, Duluth, GA 30096 . Please see the event page for additional details.
Hike the two mile Desoto Falls Trail near Helen to a pair of waterfalls where, legend holds, a piece of armor was found from DeSoto’s expedition in the mid-1500s.
Two gorgeous waterfalls. A beautiful forest filled with tumbling creeks and gnarly, leathery-leafed rhododendron. And, legend holds, the site where a piece of armor was found, thought to be from the epic expedition of explorer Hernando de Soto in the mid 1500s. DeSoto Falls is well worth the visit.
The two-mile out-and-back DeSoto Falls Trail packs a lot of punch in a short distance, crossing a beautiful rhododendron and mossy boulder-filled creek before hiking to two rushing waterfalls through a shady young forest. This hike’s relatively short, kid-friendly distance and moderate elevation change make it one of North Georgia’s most popular waterfall hikes.
Most of us will leave from Publix on Pleasant Hill, DeSoto Falls is our first stop, then we will go to the Mountain Crossing store, for our patches, pins and stuff. From there we will conclude at Fatz for lunch. Below are the addresses to each location. We hope you ch8se with us on Sunday.
The map / driving directions from Publix Supermarket to Desoto Falls Recreation Area And Campground, to the Mountain Crossing, to Fatz is: https://goo.gl/maps/DCJpgHEMmBq
The address to Publix is: 1625 Pleasant Hill Rd #200, Duluth, GA 30096
The address to DeSoto Falls is: Desoto Falls Highway 19, Blairsville, GA
The address to the Mountain Crossing at Neal Gap is: 2700 Braselton Hwy, Dacula, GA 30019
The address to Fatz is: 206 Highway 515 E, Blairsville, GA 30512
May 20, 2018
7am - 1pm