Red clay might be your kryptonite if you live in Georgia, so finding that crystal clear water that it hasn't touched yet is key during the summer. You might have to search far and wide for this beautiful water, but we made it easy for you and have found a few spots in the state that are sure to rock your world. These locations with emerald pools in Georgia will make you want to hop right in and go for a swim.  

Jacks River Trail & Falls 

Price: Free

Address: Blue Ridge, Georgia 

Why You Need To Go: This hike is nine miles round trip, but you'll be lead to an emerald pool of water with cliffs you can dive off of. There's also an 80-foot waterfall you can admire. 


Lula Lake and Lula Falls 

Price: $15

Address: 5000 Lula Lake Rd., Lookout Mountain, GA

Why You Need To Go: This three-mile hike is one of the best hikes in all the state. You'll come across the clear-water lake first with a small waterfall. Then you'll come to a massive 120-foot waterfall.


Helton Creek Falls 

Price: Free

Address: US Hwy. 129 S. Blairsville, GA 

Why You Need To Go: You'll see two waterfalls have shallow pools at the bottom of each of them on this short 0.6-mile hike.  


Tempesta Falls

Price: $5 for parking

Address: 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Rd., Tallulah Falls, GA

Why You Need To Go: There are many trails you can take to see these falls and clear pools of water. You can also stand at one of the five overlooks to see the area from a sky view. 


Sitton's Gulch Trail at Cloudland Canyon 

Price: $5 for parking 

Address: 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd., Rising Fawn, GA 

Why You Need To Go: This entire park is filled with beautiful waterfalls and pools, but this trail will lead you to a massive waterfall and clear pool that makes for incredible photos. 


Minnehaha Falls  

Price: Free

Address: Directions 

Why You Need To Go: This entire hike is only 0.4 miles round trip and leads to a cascading waterfall that is hidden in the forest. 


High Falls State Park 

Price: $5 for parking 

Address: 76 High Falls Park Dr. Jackson, GA

Why You Need To Go: This is the tallest cascading waterfall south of Atlanta and your jaw might drop when you see it. 


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