High Shoals Falls Trail

MODERATE 109 reviews

High Shoals Falls Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hiawassee, Georgia that features a waterfall 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.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
593 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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1 day ago

Great trail with dogs! Lots of water access points. Mostly shaded the whole way. Only incline is the last bit of the trail, on your way back to the car.

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1 day ago

Great trail with dogs! Lots of water access points. Mostly shaded the whole way. Only incline is the last bit of the trail, on your way back to the car. The road is easy to miss and you drive over a stream to get to the parking lot, but totally worth it!

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22 days ago

Lots of people here today, water was frigid at first but felt amazing after a few minutes.

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24 days ago

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26 days ago

Great trail. Really easy to hike, fairly short and it's really relaxing to sit by the waterfalls. You can even climb the lower one although I wouldn't recommend it. Getting to the trail head is difficult but I drove my Nissan Altima through the bumpy roads and it was doable. Parking is all on the side of the road

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Nice hike once you get to the trailhead. Highly recommend a 4x4 for the ride to the trailhead. There's a stream crossing that was about 18" deep and we chose to not risk driving our new car through. Luckily, a nice couple from TX gave us a ride to the trailhead.

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1 month ago

Except for the felled tree on the trail, it is a clean and we'll maintained trail. Many gorgeous old trees, with giant canopies.

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1 month ago

The road to this trail is about 12 miles past Helen. it's easy to miss the turn-in off the hwy, because it is a small road that switches back and down a little hill. You will pass a little house and then cross a small creek. I've crossed the creek in my little car, but there have been a couple of times after it rained that we were glad we had our truck. The trail entrance is on the left.
It's an enjoyable hike down the trail to the waterfalls. One waterfall does have a small dipping area. For us 40 + yrs old folks, the hike back up can be a little strenuous, but not "hard". We once brought our old 12 yr old Chow Chow with us. He enjoyed it but a couple parts of the terrain were a slightly difficult for him to get up and down.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

This was a very nice trail. There are just a few parking spots - once full, you can easily park more along the road. The trail is moderately paved and very beautiful.

this trail was a fun drive to get there and a nice easy hike to two waterfalls

1 month ago

Bumpy road in with a creek crossing to access the trailhead - I think it keeps the traffic down - the two waterfalls on a single trail is like getting a two for one special - deep water on the first and beautiful falls on the second - other reviews has said this but it’s uphill on the way out - not difficult because of the distance however.

1 month ago

wonderful waterfall at the end. little busy, but it was summer break.

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1 month ago