Trailblazer | 1131 pts
My husband and I, along with a friend and her son, hiked the High Shoals Loop Trail. It was an exceptionally nice day for early February, so I was surprised that there were not more people on the trail. It's a nice area and the trail is well marked. It's rated as moderately strenuous, except for about 1/4 mile just before and above the falls, which is rated extremely strenuous. I felt that the only thing that really made it strenuous was the many steps you have to climb to reach the falls. It is worth the trip as High Shoals Falls are very pretty. There are also a number of smaller cascades along the trail before reaching the main falls. I look forward to going back in the spring when the trees and flowers are in bloom.