High Shoals Scenic Area and Falls Trail

Helen, Georgia

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This is one of those places that you really should try to hit on a warm, sunny day—midweek if possible to avoid crowds—and be sure to bring your swimsuit. The High Shoals Trail snakes down through an inviting hemlock forest to two waterfalls. The first, Blue Hole Falls, gushes into a sunlit pool that makes a great swimming hole. The second waterfall, High Shoals Falls, drops at least 100 feet with water careening down a rough jumble of rock. The trail to the falls is not especially steep, but the sustained climb back to the trailhead makes it moderately difficult.

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"This is one of those places that you really should try to hit on a warm, sunny day—midweek if possible to avoid crowds—and be sure to bring your swimsuit. The High Shoals Trail snakes down through an inviting hemlock forest to two waterfalls. The first, Blue Hole Falls, gushes into a sunlit pool that makes a great swimming hole. The second waterfall, High Shoals Falls, drops at least 100 feet with water careening down a rough jumble of rock.

The trail to the falls is not especially steep, but the sustained climb back to the trailhead makes it moderately difficult."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Helen
Distance: 2.4
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 1½–2 hours
Season: Year-round
Additional Use: Swimming
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: U.S. Forest Service, Blue Ridge District
Local Maps: USGS 7.5-minute Tray Mountain

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Jun 2018