Desoto Falls - canyon rim overlook

This short hike is a lesser used approach to view Desoto Falls from the canyon rim. Views of the falls and river are beautiful.
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This short hike is a lesser used approach to view Desoto Falls from the canyon rim. Views of the falls and river are beautiful.

A short hike along the canyon rim takes you to an overlook point with a panoramic perspective of the falls and pool below. This view is especially beautiful in the fall. Along the way you'll see moss and lichen, huge boulder, views of the canyon and river below.

Directions to the trail head:

From Downtown Mentone, Al head South on AL Hwy 89, turn left on Dekalb County road 613. Go one half mile and park on the side of the road in a small parking area.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 0.7

Waypoints

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Location: 34.551774, -85.5962722

08-MAR-09 1:46:51PM Start of the trail.

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Location: 34.5489618, -85.5930508

08-MAR-09 1:57:00PM The end of the trail at the overlook.

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Location: 34.548913, -85.5931091

Desoto Falls from the canyon rim.

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Location: 34.5488069, -85.593195

Desoto Falls from the canyon rim.

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Location: 34.55167, -85.5961776

Start of trail.

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Location: 34.5511221, -85.596714

Boulders below the canyon rim.

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Location: 34.5509631, -85.5967784

Boulders below the canyon rim.

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Location: 34.5503975, -85.596242

Canyon rim.

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Location: 34.5501855, -85.5956626

Trail along the canyon rim.

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Location: 34.549938, -85.595212

River from the canyon rim.

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Location: 34.5494962, -85.5948901

River from the cliffs.

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Location: 34.5481353, -85.5940533

Desoto Falls from the canyon rim.

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Location: 34.5485772, -85.5936885

Desoto Falls framed by rock outcrop.

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Location: 34.5485418, -85.5933022

Canyon view.