High Shoals Scenic Area and Falls Trail

MODERATE 49 reviews

High Shoals Scenic Area and Falls Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hiawassee, GA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.4 miles 619 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

backpacking

hiking

walking

forest

river

waterfall

wild flowers

hiking
12 days ago

Did this hike with my family and our dogs! It was a great hike after Thanksgiving!!! Not too hard and the waterfalls were great! It was great for our pups too!!

hiking
24 days ago

nature trips
1 month ago

The falls are great will be back.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Took the hubby and the kiddos (10 & 5) on an adventure- it was a great hike. By the end back up the youngest was ready to be done, but it was a beautiful hike. The leaves were falling the weather was amazing. The drive in was a little tough and you do have to drive through a small creek, but once you park and hike to the falls the ride in is completely worth the bumpy gravel road in.

1 month ago

the waterfall was beautiful. lots of butterflies all around. very well maintained trail. the road driving in was a little rough but overall a beautiful hike.

1 month ago

3 months ago

The road in is a little rough and parking is limited, but the trail was well worth it! Two beautiful falls and a decent workout because it's all uphill on the way back.

3 months ago

Really beautiful hike, and the waterfalls are spectacular! The drive to the trailhead is a very bumpy dirt road and you definitely need a higher clearance vehicle. The hike is a lot of downhill in, all uphill out which was a good workout! Loved loved this trail!

3 months ago

3 months ago

Amazing! It's best to go during the week when there is less people. When you find the first waterfall don't turn back there's more!! Keep going down the trail and there are more turnoffs to falls. You can even swim there! It looks like a dream. Luscious falls, boulders, butterfly's, flowers,... All it's missing is fairies.

hiking
3 months ago

My wife and I loved it! Wish we would of been prepared so we could of went swimming!

3 months ago

This hike is wonderful. It has all things I love in a hike. Beautiful trail with amazing falls. It is moderate based on the hike back out.

hiking
4 months ago

Loved it!

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

This was great with our friends and kids. Ages 5 & 7 were ok to hike. Take your swim suite and a towel!!

hiking
4 months ago

loved the falls at the end and soaking our feet before going back up.

4 months ago

Upper falls were great. I loved that you can swim in the cold water. Lower falls beautiful but rocks are very slippery with moss. All and all a great hike. However, it is about the max my 4 children could handle. (9,8,6,4)

hiking
5 months ago

This was a great hike for the Family and dog. We met some great people there.

5 months ago

nice waterfalls. walk back is uphill but not bad.