Ridge and Valley



The Ridge and Valley region occupies only a small part of the state. Very few people live in this area. It is heavily forested. It also has steep river valleys. The area has lots of waterfalls. In fact Georgia's highest waterfall is located in this region. The Ridge and Valley region was covered with water 400 million years ago. Now, when you visit this region, you can find ancient sea fossils of all kinds.




There are no major rivers in this region.


Natural Wonders of Georgia

North Georgia's Amicalola Falls gets its name from the

native Cherokee word meaning "tumbling waters." Amicalola

is the state's highest waterfall, with a total drop of 729 feet.

It is located in Amicalola Falls State Park.