High Shoals Falls Trail

MODERATE 84 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 is primarily used for hiking and walking 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

hiking

walking

forest

river

waterfall

wild flowers

3 days ago

It's a beautiful waterfall, & pretty easy to keep along trail. downfall was coming back up. Definitely harder coming up, than when going down. Coming up had me sweating lol. I wish we could've gotten in the water though, that would've made it so much better.

hiking
6 days ago

Gorgeous trail! The Falls are beautiful. Upon getting close to the falls, the trails veers left to quickly take you to Blue Hole Falls which is the falls above High Shoals. If you choose not to veer left, keep taking the main trail down- mountain (you'll encounter switchbacks) and it will take you right up to High Shoals. Only saw a few people on the trail, very tranquil. Not much in the way of wildlife on my trek

**When entering the paved road to the trailhead there is a creek that flows over top of the road.

7 days ago

Hiked this trail with my 67 year old father, wife 7 months pregnant, 1 year old, 3 year old, 5 year old, and 7 year old. We had a fun time on the trail and the falls were worth the hike. Moderate rating is appropriate.

hiking
9 days ago

11 days ago

backpacking
17 days ago

Amazing

hiking
24 days ago

Downhill all the way. Got caught in a storm. Nice trail and waterfalls.

hiking
1 month ago

Very beautiful, easy walk 1.2 miles

1 month ago

Fun trail! Be sure to use the facilities before you leave civilization! Beautiful falls, smaller upper falls with dipping area behind the falls (so I heard) and lower falls with the platform is totally worth the trek. Hike in 90% downhill. Hike out just the opposite. Not strenuous but it will take your breath away! You do have a water crossing before you get to the trail head. Minivan took it fine but the proximity sensors did alert.

1 month ago

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

MUST DRIVE OVER WATER. Did NOT complete. I didn't read the reviews first. :( The road comes to a small creek you must drive over which was about 6-8 in deep. We probably could have made it in our car but wasn't going to chance it. There wasn't recent rain but the water may have been higher than usual due to melting snow. Distance to the trailhead from creek was about a mile drive (said GPS) so walking may be an option.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike! Easy going in a little more difficult coming out since it's mostly back up hill. Make sure you drive a vehicle that DOESN'T have low clearance since you have to cross over the Hiawassee River (about the size of a wide creek).

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike, pretty short but you see a lot, very pretty waterfalls.

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Did this hike with my family and our dogs! It was a great hike after Thanksgiving!!! Not too hard and the waterfalls were great! It was great for our pups too!!