The DeSoto Falls are located in Lumpkin County in the Chattahoochee National Forest DeSoto Falls Scenic Area. Trails lead to 2 different falls on Frogtown Creek. The lower falls is .3 miles down stream from the trail head, the second is .75 miles upstream. According to legend Spanish armor belonging to the Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto or one of his men was found near here which led many to believe that the expedition passed through this region in 1540 in their attempt to find gold.
To reach the falls from Dahlonega head north on GA9 / Morrison Moore Parkway for 13 miles, then turn left onto US-129 for 4 miles. The trails will be on the left.
For more information, visit Jack Anthony's "Waterfalls of North Georgia".