High Falls Trail

MODERATE 88 reviews
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High Falls Trail is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Jackson, Georgia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
200 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

walking
1 month ago

this is a easy well marked trail. also if your hot a great place to cool off.

2 months ago

I have hiked this trail several times with my wife Donna and our dogs (German Shepherd and Shih Tzu). It’s a beautiful area. We all managed the trail easily. We have also canoed the lake and have picnicked by the falls. You aren’t supposed to walk on the rocks or in the water but people being people ignore the signs to cool their feet from the summer heat. It’s very dangerous as their are unseen holes and the wet rocks are extremely slippery. You can easily break a leg or ankle. I helped one lady carrying an infant who stepped in a hole. Be safe.

hiking
2 months ago

I absolutely LOVE this place!! From the trail to the waterfall, it's very beautiful. I love getting in the water and absorbing everything around. It's an amazing place, no matter the season!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Well-marked trail. Combine this trail with the trail across the river for a great hiking day.

walking
4 months ago

This is right off I-75. A nice spot to stop and stretch your legs!. Beautiful falls!

hiking
6 months ago

Pretty, but rugged.

7 months ago

decent hike, nothing strenuous, short.

hiking
7 months ago

If you’re hiking with dogs the falls trail might be a bit too much unless the canines are experienced hikers

hiking
Saturday, May 06, 2017

Beautiful area with well-maintained trails. I managed to get off of the red trail by accident, but found my way back after a "side adventure". (The trails are marked, so this was purely human error.) The trail has a couple of steep sections and a creek crossing, so I'll take a pair of trekking poles next time. Overall, this is a fun, quick hike that has great views of the falls.

hiking
Thursday, April 27, 2017

This trail was fun. It was overcast today so we didn't get to take our time as much once the thunder started. I loved the peace and quiet and the sounds of the water and rapids as we walked. We will definitely be back.

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Nice hike, narrow trail in some places with steep inclines. We heard songbirds and saw wildflowers. Plenty of spider webs, found an old stick to clear the path. Also saw poison ivy next to the path, so watch out for that.

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Nice. Love that there are benches to rest on...added to my total time but was nice for helping with the steep inclines.
There were some nice sized trees down in the trail that might be a problem for some hikers.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

great

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Easy and kid friendly. pretty views also

hiking
Monday, March 20, 2017

awesome

hiking
Monday, February 27, 2017

I visit High Falls Park often. It offers more than one trail, and all of then flank the Falls. There's also a very nice camping area, too.

hiking
Monday, January 30, 2017

I love this place! It's beautiful and serene.

hiking
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Beautiful hike.

hiking
Friday, January 27, 2017

Great hike and views.

hiking
Monday, January 02, 2017

Good place to swim in the summer.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Trails on both sides of the river. Stop by the ranger station and pick up a map. You wouldn't want to miss the abandoned powerhouse.

hiking
Friday, November 18, 2016

Truly loved it. Hate it that they weren't running but still a great place to visit.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

relaxing

hiking
Monday, August 29, 2016

Very good walk... very pretty..

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Easy and relaxing

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2016

was a nice walk and some serene water areas!

hiking
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Beautiful

hiking
Monday, May 16, 2016

Great hiking trail, took the kids and they enjoyed it.

hiking
Tuesday, May 03, 2016

This is a great hiking trail for beginners with a few places that more advanced hikers can venture to. The waterfalls are stunning and the sound of rushing water is always soothing. The trails are marked pretty well and seem to be kept clean most of the time. If you go across the bridge from the parking area, you can take another trail that will take you further into the woods. We didn't take this trail all the way, but instead, used it to access a place on the waterfall suitable for sitting. We had a picnic right there on the waterfall! With that being said, be careful on the rocks themselves as they can be rather slippery and the fall is not a short one should you get carried by the water.

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