Middle DeSoto Falls


Middle DeSoto Falls, Turner's Corner, Georgia. August 2, 2009.

On our way to Florida earlier this month, Betsy and I did some hiking in the DeSoto Falls Scenic Area near Turner’s Corner, Georgia.  There we found a fairly easy trail along Frogtown Creek which led through the woods to Middle Desoto Falls.  The falls (above) is an 80-foot rollercoaster-like drop over four smooth ledges.

Middle DeSoto Falls is another of those smaller waterfalls in a beautiful setting that we like to visit.  The DeSoto Falls Scenic Area is named for the Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto, who is said to have passed through this part of Georgia in the 1500’s.  Legend has it that early settlers found a piece of Spanish armor and attributed it to DeSoto’s band of explorers.

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13 Responses to “Middle DeSoto Falls”

  1. NCMountainwoman Says:

    I really like this falls. It doesn’t always require a huge volume of water to make it beautiful.

  2. amanda Says:

    That is very pretty George, not a gushing thundering flow just enough to relax a person. Funny one trip can lead to many opportunities.

  3. amanda Says:

    That is very pretty George, not a gushing thundering flow just enough to relax a person. Funny one trip can lead to many opportunities.

  4. Cheryl Says:

    I would love to visit even half of the wonderful waterfalls you have seen!

  5. storyteller at Small Reflections Says:

    You and Betsy are SO lucky to have such marvelous hikes to waterfalls within an easy range. We’re so drought-ridden in Southern California that it’s hard to find running fresh water (other than the kitchen sink and garden hose) anywhere close to me. Thanks for sharing your beautiful watery views so often. They’re a refreshing pause ;–)
    Hugs and blessings,

  6. Tina Says:

    80 feet yikes that is a drop…lovely falls..you guys must have a ton of gps coordinates of all these locations..you could make your own cds and sell them to us!!

  7. Tammie Says:

    Hi George,
    I love how the waterfalls call to you. Your photo is lovely.

  8. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: That is a really neat waterfalls. Glad your dad got his plumbing fixed.

  9. JO Says:

    beautiful! I love falls.

  10. J Bar Says:

    Great falls.
    Sydney – City and Suburbs

  11. Kathy Says:

    Very nice. One great thing about waterfalls is that have such a peaceful feeling to them.

  12. Connie T. Says:

    I love the look of these falls.

  13. Eve Says:

    Oooh, what a serene setting! Beautiful!

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