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