Estatoah Falls

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Estatoah Falls is a captivating site as you climb to Sky Valley on Highway 246. While there is no hike or fall access to the lower falls, you can use the pulloffs on the road to enjoy the view and visit the upper falls near the covered bridge at Sky Valley .

At a Glance

  • 0.1 mi round trip
  • Awesome View
  • Not for Kids
  • Not for Dogs
Location: Near Dillard in Chattahoochee National Forest Georgia (maps & directions)
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Estatoah Falls - Trip Details

Estatoah Falls is the result of Mud Creek cascading down the mountainside towards the valley and Dillard Georgia. While its presence on private property limits the access, you can get reasonable views from the road.

And, if getting up close and personal is something you're after, consider visiting the falls on Mud Creek just below the lake at Sky Valley.

Fortunately, you can see the top of another set of falls just below the covered bridge at Sky Valley. These aren't called out separately on the map, so I'll call them Upper Estatoah Falls. The terrain is pretty steep here, so a view from below the falls is a bit of a challenge. You can park at the small pullout above the larger overlook on Highway 246. The unimproved road that is blocked off at the pullout continues on to Mud Creek Falls a little over 1/2 mile.

More Waterfalls around Chattahoochee National Forest

Being so close to the North Carolina border, there are many opportunities to visit waterfalls in the Nantahala and Chattahoochee National Forests there as well.

South of Dillard and east of Clayton, you can visit Warwoman Dell with Martin Creek Falls, Becky's Branch Falls, and several smaller falls around the Warwoman Dell Picnic Area.

The Panther Creek Falls are just south of Tallulah Gorge and offer an extended hike. Or, the gorge itself is a challenge with its set of 4 waterfalls on the Tallulah River and Cascade Falls tumbling into the northern side of the canyon.

Just west of the gorge the US 441 near the head of Lake Rabun you can also find the trail to Angel Falls and Panther Falls as well as Minnehaha Falls.

You could also visit Hemlock Falls west of Lake Burton.

Estatoah Falls Map, Directions, and Resources

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  • GPS Coordinates

    34.991111, -83.344444

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