In the early 1800s, the site was a prosperous industrial town with several stores, a grist mill, cotton gin, blacksmith shop, shoe factory and hotel. High Falls became a ghost town in the 1880s when a major railroad bypassed it. Today, park visitors can enjoy the scenic waterfall on the Towaliga River and hike to the remaining grist mill foundation. A campground, picnic areas and canoe rental are also available. This pretty park in middle Georgia is conveniently located near I-75 and makes a restful side trip for travelers. For visitor safety, swimming is allowed in the pool only, but not the river or falls. Numerous rocks submerged in the river have deep holes eroded in them, and these can easily trap or injure someone.
It's not crazy difficult, but stairs, some steep and ledge trails make this one I would not throw in the easy book. I would say intermediate, if you have knee issues at all, I would say skip this one. The trail is not super long, but again, steep inclines, wood clearing areas made this trail quite boring for the kids. No animals, birds, etc. The waterfalls are pretty, but other than that, the hike was dull.