|Hike Name:||High Shoal Falls|
|Directions:||From GA-17 N/GA-75 N make a sharp hairpin turn on to Indian Grave Gap Road in Towns County and follow it 1.3 miles to the trailhead. Note there is a creek crossing in the first half mile on Indian Grave Gap Road that may require a high clearance vehicle - especially in the spring season.|
|Total Hike Distance:||2.40 miles|
|Hike Type:||In & Out, Backtrack Hike|
|Hike Starts/Ends:||Indian Grave Gap Road|
|Trails Used:||High Shoal Falls Trail|
|Backcountry Water Sources:||Streams|
|Management:||U.S. Forest Service|
|Contact Information:||Chattahoochee National Forest|
|Best Season:||Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall|
|Road Conditions:||Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads, Maintained Gravel or Dirt Roads|
|Hike Summary:||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.