Blairsville GA Waterfalls

Real Estate Agent with Harry Norman Realtors GA#255705 NC#204194


Did you know that Blairsville GA is home to 3 stunning waterfalls? 


   They are Helton Creek Falls, Trahlyta Falls & DeSoto Falls, which is located just outside of Union County. All of these waterfalls are easily accessible with viewing areas, parking and a short walk/hike.


DIRECTIONS: From Blairsville, take US 19/129 S for 11.5 miles to left on Helton Creek Rd (the first paved rd on the left past Vogel State Park). Go approximately 1/2 mile on the paved road and then continue on gravel for about 1.5 miles, stay right at the fork to small parking area. There is a sign for the trailhead on the right.

ABOUT HELTON CREEK FALLS: The lower falls drop over a 30' ledge into a pool below. The second, upper falls drops at least 60'. It's about a 2/10 mile hike to the falls and the grade does change abruptly. Beautiful and worth checking out!



DIRECTIONS: From Blairsville, take 19/129 S 11 miles to right into Vogel State Park. They do charge for parking. 

ABOUT TRAHLYTA FALLS AT VOGEL STATE PARK: The falls are located on the north side of Lake Trahlyta, named for a Cherokee maiden who is buried just a few miles away at Stonepile Gap. You can access the falls via a 1 mile trail loop, it's short, steep and worth the effort.


DIRECTIONS: From Blairsville, take US 19/129 S for 15 miles to the DeSoto Falls Recreation Area on right.

ABOUT DESOTO FALLS: The DeSoto Falls Trail is about 1.5 miles long with 2 waterfalls. The upper falls drop 80' and the lower about 20' . Both can be accessed by the trail from the parking lot. DeSoto Falls was named for the Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto because a piece of his armour is believed to have been found in the area.


All 3 Waterfalls are in close proximity to one another and all 3 can easily be accessed in a day.


Check out the North Georgia Waterfall App on Google Play or the iTunes App store, just search North Georgia Waterfall app


Posted by


Karyn Smith Woody, Realtor


Harry Norman Realtors

Blairsville Office- 63 Murphy Hwy - Blairsville, GA 30512


706-745-3000 Office

706-897-0956 Cell


Licensed in Georgia & North Carolina


Comments (2)

Gwen Fowler-864-710-4518 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

Not too far from home for me. I enjoy the day trip to Blairsville from Walhalla, SC.  Thank you for sharing these beautiful waterfalls. 

Jan 29, 2019 08:25 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN


Your clients and consumers in the Blairsville, GA area must love you for these great outdoor activity posts!  What can be more soothing and relaxing AND beautiful than visiting a nearby waterfall on a steamy, hot Georgia day.  

With the recent polar air it only takes several days for some of the small waterfalls at our nearby Turkey Run State Park to freeze completely.  In any weather or climate, waterfalls are simply beautiful!


Jan 30, 2019 04:36 PM