Toccoa Falls, Georgia

Toccoa Falls in March 2009

Toccoa Falls is within 30 miles of other waterfalls, but it seems far enough away and isolated enough that I almost ended up not visiting it. I ended up visiting the falls since the other waterfalls further north in Rabun County seemed like they were more difficult to access.

Toccoa Falls is very easy to access. It is located on the campus of Toccoa Falls College. There is a very short walk from the parking area to the 180’+ falls. The waterfall seems to be unique for this region of Georgia, as many of the others in the region seem to be cascades, where this is a plunge falls. If you’re in the area, check it out, because it’s so easy to view.

Directions:

  1. Toccoa Falls College and the falls are accessed from GA-17 Alt.
  2. I was driving south on GA-17 Alt, and the entrance to the college was on the right
  3. As you enter the college, go very slowly. Look at the signs to get to the falls. There is one sign that is somewhat confusing. It shows an arrow going straight forward. Go left instead of right. If you have ended up in the dorm area, go back and take the other road.
  4. From the parking area, it’s a very easy trek to the falls.

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 186′
Length of Hike: 0.2 miles round-trip

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