One of the most photographed, the Minnehaha Trail (.4 mile in length) follows Fall Branch until it dead ends at Minnehaha Falls. This waterfall tumbles approximately 100 feet falling and shoaling.
Directions: Take US 23/441 north from Tallulah Falls for three miles to the Rabun Beach Recreation Area sign. Turn left onto Old 441. Go 2.5 miles and take a left on Lake Rabun Road. Go one mile past Recreation Area. Take a left on Low Gap Road at Flat Creek Community sign. Follow Bear Gap road which forks to the left. Go 1.5 miles to the sign marking the trail on the right side of the road. It’s about a five minute walk from the parking area on Bear Gap Road
Author Brian Boyd considers Minnehaha Falls to be the best waterfall in Rabun County. The 60-foot high falls widens as it quickly cascades in 3-5 foot increments to a wide pool at its base. Minnehaha Falls is buried in a wide, steep-sided cove packed with rhododendron, making this an exceptionally beautiful hike in mid-to-late May, when the rhododendron bloom. This falls trail, which is run by the Forest Service, should not be confused with Minnehaha Falls in Minnesota, which Henry Wadsworth Longfellow made famous in a well-known poem.
In the movie A Walk in the Woods starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, there is a picture of Minnehaha Falls behind the desk at the scene in the Lodge at Amicalola Falls.