High Shoals Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

High Shoals Trail is a 4.7 mile out and back trail located near Hiawassee, GA and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

4.7 miles 1304 feet Out & Back


Directions from Helen: Take GA 75 north from Helen for 11.4 miles. Turn right onto Indian Grave Gap Road (forest Road 283). Follow this road 1.5 miles to a small parking lot at the trailhead on the left. The road fords a fairly shallow stream close to the beginning. It is often difficult to drive in winter without four-wheel drive.

21 days ago

2 months ago

Great place to hike, camp, and swim in a waterfall! The first set of falls has a deep pool with beautiful, clear water, I highly recommend taking a swim there. Make sure you are in a vehicle that can handle off roading because it is a long, steep gravel road to drive up to the trailhead.

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5 months ago

Easy hike. About 45 minutes down, 50 up. Beautiful falls at the end. Easy for the dogs too as there was water for them.

1 year ago

Easy little 1.5 mile (3 RT) hike to two gorgeous falls. The top fall has a little cave at the top that you can swim up to. The water felt great and there were a ton of blue butterflies. It wasn't crowded at all which is super nice, and camping there is free/first come first serve. I will say be sure your car can handle a bumpy road because the ride up to the top can be rough. I saw plenty of Honda civics and those types though!