High Shoal Falls

Location: High Shoal Falls
Trip Starts: Indian Grave Gap Road
Trip Ends: Indian Grave Gap Road
Total Distance: 2.4 miles
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Difficult
Trails Used: High Shoal Falls Trail
Trail Traffic: Light to Moderate
Trip Type: Day or Overnight Hike
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Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests
1755 Cleveland Highway
Gainesville, GA 30501
770 297-3000

High Shoal Falls Campsite

This hike starts at a small trailhead on the gravel Indian Grave Gap Road that has room for ~4 cars. The quickest way here is from GA 17, but you have to cross a small stream to get here – so a high clearance vehicle is suggested.

At the trailhead, The High Shoal Falls trail drops immediately and makes a steep decent to a large open area that has multiple campsites at a bridge that crosses High Shoal Falls Creek. Just after here about a mile in to the hike is a turn-off to the left that drops down to the first waterfall called Blue Hole Falls. It is a pretty one with a great swimming area at the base of the falls.

From here, you can continue on another half mile to reach a platform that overlooks High Shoal Falls. It does not have a pool for swimming at it’s base but is equally scenic and well worth the trip. From here, it is a ~500′ climb back to the trailhead at from High Shoal Falls.

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