Georgia might be well known for its peaches, but fuzzy produce isn’t the only great thing this state has to offer! Throughout Georgia’s craggy landscape, several major rivers cut through and create brilliant displays of flowing waterfalls and aquatic wonderment. If you want to see the awe-inspiring waterfalls of Georgia, pack up your rig and get ready because we’ve got the perfect RV road trip for you!
Offering a series of six waterfalls, the Tallulah Gorge is an ideal place to start out our road tripping adventure! Hike the Sliding Rock Trail to catch amazing sights of Hurricane Falls. Then brave your way across the suspension bridge which stretches 80 feet above the rushing cascades of the Tallulah River, swaying with each step you make. Before heading back, be sure to cool off in the deep, crystal clear swimming hole near Bridal Veil Falls.
Requiring little to no hiking, this waterfall is ideal for those traveling with young kids. The multi-tiered falls are found at the end of a wooden staircase leading to the base of the enormous, boulder-scattered waterfall. The sharply angled terrace creates a colossal flourish of flowing white water that will amaze spectators of all ages. Get the same spectacular sights when you stop here, but skip the added hassle of an extensive hike!
Anna Ruby Falls
Another family-friendly waterfall, the trek to this attraction is as simple as it gets. The trail is around half a mile long and it’s even paved so you can bring along strollers if needed. Anna Ruby Falls is actually a rare twin waterfall where two separate streams converge at the base to form an entirely new waterway. If after seeing these falls you feel like exploring another waterfall in the area, check out the Dukes Creek Falls located nearby.
Raven Cliff Falls
Less than thirty minutes from Anna Ruby Falls is another stunning waterfall available for viewing. Raven Cliff Falls has three main drops spilling through a massive split in the towering granite cliff so you can get a first-hand look at the sheer erosive power of the river’s flow that has happened over time. Reaching this waterfall is relatively easy with a 2.5-mile hike that will take you past smaller water features and natural turquoise pools.
Long Creek Falls
Enjoy a scenic hike down the rhododendron-lined path of the Appalachian Trail before reaching this sensational 50-foot-tall cascade! Long Creek Falls is a double-tiered natural attraction framed with vibrant wildflowers and a lush blanket of moss. The sheer rock cliff is strewn with boulders and canopied with hemlocks casting shade to keep you cool and comfortable as you take in the simple beauty and tranquility of these serene falls.
As one of the most visited state parks in Georgia, you are going to want to try to hit these falls on a weekday when it is less crowded. Because Amicalola Falls is the tallest waterfall in the state, it sees more than its fair share of traffic. Its popularity, however, can be attributed to more than just its record-setting height. Visitors marvel at the sheer enormity of its natural formation within the landscape. Observe all its beauty from a foot bridge near the base or from a valley overlook at the top. This is definitely one stop you must make on your journey to experience the beauty of America!
Emery Creek Falls
Though it requires a moderately difficult hike that measures in at 6.2 miles, the picturesque payoff at the end of the trail will be well worth the jaunt! Along the hike you’ll be expected to make about 20 creek crossings, so you might want to avoid this stop if you’re road tripping with amateur or ill-experienced hikers. The waterfall itself plummets down two enormous granite outcrops before dispersing into a calm reservoir of water below. Although accessibility might not be the easiest, the seclusion and tranquility of the falls is something you won’t want to miss if you can help it!
Cloudland Canyon Falls
View two waterfalls at once when you check out Cloudland Canyon. It’s only a 2-mile hike to the waterfalls, but the incline can cause difficulty for some hikers. Along the journey you’ll be able to look out over stunning vistas of the East Rim before coming to Cherokee Falls. Continuing on, you’ll also get to observe Hemlock Falls, which drops 90 feet down an arched outcrop before collecting in the boulder-filled canyon below. These waterfalls are particularly stunning in the winter, but still beautiful year round.
High Shoals Falls
As another two-for-the-hike-of-one deal, you’ll get to see both the High Shoals Falls and the smaller, but equally as lovely, Blue Hole Falls when you venture into this northern Georgia destination near Tray Mountain. During the trek to these falls you can expect to see trailside campsites, charming streams, dense forests, and meandering switchbacks which vary in elevation as you move. The thundering sound of these falls will amplify as you get closer, building up your anticipation for both of these jaw-dropping wonders!
We hope you’ve enjoyed your RV road trip to check out the waterfalls of Georgia! Let us know your favorite waterfall along the route in the comments below, or let us know if we missed a must-see waterfall that you think deserves to be added to the RV road trip itinerary! For more awesome road trips, head to Ohio to explore the caves or journey out west for a classic grand canyon road trip that you’ll never forget!