Indian Falls is a nice ~25 foot waterfall with a large natural shelter near the store in DeSoto Falls State park.
Indian Falls – Trip Details
To reach Indian Falls, take the path across the road from the Azalea Cascades boardwalk parking area. Walk around the edge of the fence along the creek to the top of the falls. From there, there are trails going down either side of the falls with views of the Little River at the bottom.
If you take the trail on the left going downstream, you’ll have a chance to explore the natural shelter in the rock beneath the falls.
If you decide to continue down to the trail along the river, be sure to keep a close eye on your dogs and kids as the water is very fast and dangerous in this section.
More Waterfalls around DeSoto State Park
Your trip to DeSoto Falls and Little River Canyon could easily turn into a multi-day trip of hikes and waterfalls. Nearby DeSoto State Park is home to several falls, and Little River Canyon National Preserve connects to it and continues south with multiple large falls to see such as Little River Falls just off of Highway 35.
- Little River Falls – a must-see waterfall with significant flow in the shoulder seasons right off of Highway 35
- Martha’s Falls – just down the river from Little River Falls
- DeSoto Falls – a must see waterfall in DeSoto State Park
- Azalea Cascades – a small cascade at the end of a short wooded hike in DeSoto State Park
- Laurel Falls – a ~12′ drop off of a moss-covered rock ledge in DeSoto State Park
- Lost Falls – a small waterfall in DeSoto State Park
- Grace’s High Falls – the tallest waterfall in the state (although seasonal)
- Lodge Falls – a small waterfall near the park lodge