DeSoto Falls are located at an elevation of 3,560-foot (1,090 m) on Rocky Mountain.
The DeSoto Falls are named for Spanish explorer Hernando deSoto, who passed through Georgia around 1540. According to a sign posted on the DeSoto Falls Trail, a 2.4-mile (3.9 km) in and out hiking trail to the falls, a plate of armor was discovered at the base of the falls in the 1880's.
The falls are part of the Chattahoochee National Forest and located in a 650-acre (2.6 km2) area designated the Desoto Falls Scenic Area. There is also a campground located along the banks of Frogtown Creek. DeSoto Falls is one of four popular waterfalls in the Forest located near Helen, Georgia. The other three popular waterfalls are Anna Ruby Falls, Dukes Creek Falls and Raven Cliff Falls, all located in neighboring White County.
- Profile on GeorgiaTrails.com
- Profile on GORP
- TopoQuest Map of DeSoto Falls
- DeSoto Falls Hiking Trail Profile on secretfalls.com
- World Waterfall Database Profile of DeSoto Falls
- Lumpkin County, Georgia
- Chattahoochee National Forest
- Raven Cliff Falls
- Dukes Creek Falls
- Anna Ruby Falls
- Rocky Mountain
- Source: Internet