Spring Is Ideal Time To View Georgia Mountain Waterfalls

Waterfalls in the north Georgia mountains are at their best in the Spring, so it’s a great time to check them out. Plan to stay at the Inn and you’ll be nearby the parks and creeks where many of the falls are located.mountain-waterfall-DT29558553

The closest to Helen is a set of falls that are easily accessible: Curtis Creek Falls and York Creek Falls, located at the convergence of the two creeks. The short ½ – mile trail up to them is a bit steep, but there are benches along the way for resting. Curtis Falls drops 153 feet; York Creek Falls drops 50 feet, forming popular Anna Ruby Falls down below. To access Anna Ruby Falls drive through Unicoi State Park to the falls’ Visitors Center where the ½-mile trail begins.

Also nearby Helen is Raven Cliff Falls. A nice 5-mile round-trip hike offers pretty views of Dodd Creek on the way to the falls, where a stunning 90-foot drop awaits.

Located in Tallulah Falls, about a 35-minute drive northeast of Lucille’s, Tallulah Gorge State Park is home to a series of six falls. Catch a view of them from the suspension bridge, which towers 80-feet above the gorge floor. A great photo op!

A little further north from Tallulah Falls, you’ll come to Rabun. Hike a short distance on the Angel Falls Trail to view Panther Creek Falls, then continue on the rhododendron and mountain laurel-lined path to Angel Falls.

Amicaloa Falls State Park is located down in Dawsonville, about an hour southwest of the Inn. Here you’ll find the State’s tallest waterfall, Amicaoloa, “tumbling waters” in the Cherokee language. Surrounding the falls are several nice hikes, ranging in distance and difficulty.

And finally, located in the opposite direction, southeast of the Inn, is Vogel State Park and Helton Creek Falls. Cascading into two separate waterfalls, the pool at its base is a favorite place for taking a cool dip.

These are just a few of many beautiful waterfalls, so depending on which direction you’re heading, check with us at the Inn. We’ll be happy to give you directions.