We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

High Shoals Falls Trail

145 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.

High Shoals Falls Trail

145 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.
145Reviews10Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 109
  • 27
  • 5
  • 0
  • 4
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Hackmaster wrote a review Nov 2020
Daytona Beach, Florida156 contributions12 helpful votes
+1
My husband and I really loved this!!! It is easy yo miss the turn off of the road.. It looks like you are going to someone's house. Good thing we have a truck to cross the creek. People with cars had to park and walk. It is easy to miss the parking area at the beginning of the trail. It is quite a hike, literally and figuratively. The bridge is out, so we crossed on a log on the way there. On the way back, I took off my shoes and walked through the creek. There are 2 observation areas. Don't give up at the first one. Keep going, it is worth it. If you have health issues, stick to Anna Ruby Falls.
Read more
Date of experience: November 2020
Helpful
Share
Mickey wrote a review Nov 2020
Hiawassee, Georgia90 contributions26 helpful votes
This is a great place to go. Small water crossing on the way in. Higher cars no problem. I have seen cars go through it though.. great hike in. You will be winded on the way out. Long walk UPPPP the road if you don’t cross the stream.
Read more
Date of experience: November 2020
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Rachelld66 wrote a review Nov 2020
Peachtree City, Georgia398 contributions73 helpful votes
High Shoals Falls is created by five successive waterfalls equaling a total 300 ft drop along a 1.2 mile trail with observation decks for two of the falls. They are absolutely gorgeous and the pools they form a beautiful. There is no charge for entry or parking. To get to the parking area for the trail you will travel 1.5 miles on a dirt road. This trail is dog friendly.
Read more
Date of experience: September 2020
Helpful
Share
Mongo8 wrote a review Oct 2020
Galax, Virginia122 contributions14 helpful votes
Beautiful falls. High and cascading. It's a bit of a drive from Helen, and the last mile or two is on a dirt road with a creek to ford. It's worth the trip. There's a moderated hike with another creek crossing. The bridge is out, and the publications will tell you there are stepping stones to cross. There aren't, but we crossed bare foot, me at one place, my companion at another. When we returned I crossed a shaky log, but my companion elected to ford again. There are actually two falls, one about 15" high, and the major falls, which is much, much higher. It was a beautiful sight with the sun's rays coming through the trees and glistening in the spray kicked up by the falls. Well worth the effort.
Read more
Date of experience: October 2020
Helpful
Share
Aubrey C wrote a review Oct 2020
Atlanta, Georgia15 contributions
The falls are beautiful! The trail was pretty well maintained (except for a makeshift bridge over a river), though it was confusing how long/far it was. Also, there was a sign advising hikers to wear orange vests because hunting occurs nearby!! That was a little nerve-wracking. We found 2 platforms for falls-viewing, and walked about 4 miles roundtrip. The ground was a little muddy when we got lower into the canyon. Parking is limited (about 4-6 cars) and it's about 1.5 miles up a one-lane gravel road. I wouldn't recommend trying this in a sedan because at one point, we had to ford a shallow river on the road! Overall, we loved the hike, and it wasn't too busy on a Sunday morning.
Read more
Date of experience: October 2020
Helpful
Share
Previous