Minnehaha Falls

Location: Lakemont, GA

Date visited: 8/30/18

Level: Easy

This one is a great choice to visit after Angel and Panther Falls. If you continue on Lake Rabun Road, you’ll turn left on Low Gap Road, going across a small bridge. After the bridge, continue straight on the road, which becomes Bear Gap Road. Follow this Road until you see a pull off on the left, directly across the road from a wooden staircase and a sign that says “Minnehaha Falls Trail.” Follow the path to the waterfall.

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Angel Falls

Location: Lakemont, GA

Date visited: 8/30/18

Level: Easy

The trail head for Angel and Panther Falls is located just before the Lake Rabun Beach Campground on Lake Rabun Road. You can probably shorten the hike about 0.4 miles by parking in the campground and paying the small fee. I choose to park at the signed trailhead a little before the campground. The hike is easy and pleasant, so I didn’t mind the extra little bit of mileage. Follow the trail all the way to Angel Falls, passing Panther Falls along the way. When you get close to Angel Falls, the trail forks, and is a loop to the viewing bridge, so it doesn’t matter which way you go.

This waterfall is breathtaking to see in person, but doesn’t photograph well in Summer, and much of the waterfall was obscured by foliage. Also, the bridge was built right over the base of the waterfall, so get the entire thing in one frame is impossible. It is best to visit this one in winter, when leaves are off the trees.

This last photo is a close up of the upper portion of the waterfall.

Little Brasstown Falls

Location: Westminster, SC

Date visited: 8/30/18

Level: Easy

I debated putting this in the post about Brasstown Falls, but I visited it on a different day, and it’s so pretty, that it deserves its own post.

Start the hike to Brasstown Falls. Before you get to the Upper Falls, you will come to a fork. Take the left path through a campsite. This will bring bring you to the creek. Cross at the shallowest point you can find (you will get wet). If you look to the left, you will see a trail from the creek. Follow this short trail to the waterfall.

White Owl Falls

Location: Sapphire, NC

Date visited: 8/25/18

Level: Easy

From the intersection of 64 and 281 in Sapphire, travel South on 281 for 3.7 miles to a small gravel pull of on the right. This is just past Brewer Road on the left. You can park at the Brewer Road intersection, but you save some steps by parking in the smaller pull off.

Cross the road and walk on the left side to the guardrail. When you see the path into the woods, cross over the guardrail and begin your hike. Follow the path to the waterfall. The trail is a little steep in places.

Split Rock Falls

Location: Sapphire, NC

Date visited: 8/25/18

Level: Easy

This waterfall is technically on private property, but is not posted yet. The land is for sale, so I would guess that eventually, it will not be possible for the public to visit here.

There is a small parking spot near a gated road on Rte. 64 in Sapphire. This spot is close to the Dollar General.

Walk the wide, gravel road behind the gate until it ends. It gets very steep at the end. You’ll be able to see the waterfall through the trees. Continue up a little bit and you will see a faint path cross the small creek. Follow this path to the waterfall.

Pictures I had seen of this waterfall were quite impressive, but on this day, water levels were quite low, so it was less than impressive. I’ll have to revisit after heavy rainfall sometime.