DeSoto Falls is actually a pair of waterfalls near Helen Georgia. Legend says that a piece of armor was discovered here from DeSoto's exploration party in the 1500s.
DeSoto Falls - Trip Details
DeSoto Falls is just a few minutes west of Helen and offers a beautiful hike, especially in May when the rhododendron is blooming. There isn't much elevation change, so even though it's a 2 mile hike total, this one is manageable for even small children.
There is paid parking at the trailhead. From there, the trail crosses over the Frogtown Creek on a wooden bridge. From there, the Lower DeSoto Falls is just a short hike downstream to the viewing platfrom. After seeing the lower falls, you'll retrace your steps and then head upstream to the Upper DeSoto Falls, which is multi-tiered and much more impressive.