Toccoa Falls, Georgia

January 8, 2012
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Length: Less than 0.2 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Toccoa Falls

Located within the Toccoa Falls College campus, Toccoa Falls is a 186’ waterfall, one of Georgia’s tallest (though not the tallest, that honor belongs to Amicalola Falls). The Falls is, however, one of the best views of a freefalling waterfall one can have.

The hike to the falls is a very short, simple walk along the falls creek.

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The Falls also serves as a reminder of the true power of Mother Nature. On November 6, 1977, after five days of heavy rains, the dam above Toccoa Falls burst sending a high powered flood of millions of gallons of water over the falls and throughout the lower lying areas on the college campus. 39 students and faculty were killed during the flood. A memorial stands at the base of the falls with the names of those who lost their lives that day.

Toccoa Falls

NOTE:  An small entrance fee may be charged to hike up to the falls. On the Sunday morning we hiked to the Falls, no fee was taken, and no signs indicated a fee was to be paid.

Some reviews online that I have read after the fact have suggested a $2 fee was charged from hikers.

Directions:

From Toccoa, Georgia:

1. Follow US-17 ALT West from downtown Toccoa for approximately 0.4 miles

2. Turn left onto US-17 ALT/Toccoa Falls Road and travel 1.1 miles.

3. The sign below and college campus entrance will be on the left.

4. The Falls trail is at the very back of the campus, and the parking area/visitor center is located across from a small pond and beach.

Toccoa Falls

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2 Responses to Toccoa Falls, Georgia

  1. Camp Trailers on January 9, 2012 at 9:29 am

    WOW! The falls is breath taking. Thanks for sharing.

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