The hike to Angel Falls and Panther Falls is manageable for all ages and visits two beautiful waterfalls just north of Lake Rabun and Lake Rabun Road.
At a Glance
- 2 mi round trip
- Beautiful View
- Kids OK
- Dogs OK
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Panther Falls and Angel Falls - Trip Details
The trailhead to Panther Falls and Angel Falls is just east of Lake Rabun Beach Campground and is a nice hike for visitors at the campground or to Lake Rabun.
From the trailhead, it's about a mile up and a mile back to see both Panther Falls and Angel Falls. The trail follows Joe Creek up the mountain so that hikers can enjoy the sounds of the creek as it tumbles down the mountain to Lake Rabun below.
The stair steps of Panther Falls emerge about 1/2 a mile in. On the way up to Angel Falls, the trail does go through a steep section with switchbacks and steel cables for railing. If you have kids or dogs, you'll want to keep an eye on them here.
Once you arrive at Angel Falls, the rhododendron nearly hides the upper portion of the falls in the summer months but makes for a great picture in May when it's blooming.
More Waterfalls around Chattahoochee National Forest
First, check out our other page highlighting the falls on the Tallulah River in the Tallulah Gorge. If you still need some time to fill out a day or weekend, there are plenty of other opportunities nearby.
Just on the other side of the lake, waterfall chasers can visit Minnehaha Falls. If you're looking for more of a challenge, the hike to Panther Creek Falls is a long one with a great reward. Check out our page on Panther Creek Falls for more details.
Within 30 miles, you can also visit Hemlock Falls and Upper Moccasin Creek Falls west of Lake Burton or the falls at Warwoman Dell (Becky Branch Falls and Martin Creek Falls) east of Clayton.
Panther Falls and Angel Falls Map, Directions, and Resources
GPS Coordinates34.760747°N 83.472222°W
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