Directions from Unicoi Gap To reach the falls from Unicoi Gap north of Helen proceed north on Hwy. 75 for 2 more miles. Before reaching Hwy 180 turn right at sign to High Shoals Scenic Area. Scenic Area parking area is 1.3 miles on the left.
From Hiawassee, Georgia go south for about 9 miles on Georgia Highway 17/75, Turn left onto Indian Grave Gap Road, graveled Forest Service Road 283. Follow this road 1.5 miles to a small parking lot at the trail head on the left. The road fords a fairly shallow stream close to the beginning.
From Helen, Georgia Take Georgia Highway 17/75 for approximately 11.4 miles. Turn right onto Indian Grave Gap Road, graveled Forest Service Road 283. Follow this road 1.5 miles to a small parking lot at the trail head on the left. The road fords a fairly shallow stream close to the beginning.
Fall size: 25'
Beauty Scale: (1-worth seeing-10 awesome) 4
Closest town: Hiawassee, Georgia
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Blue Hole Falls is located on High Shoals Creek in Towns County. There is a nice deck at the edge of the pool which is a great place to take pictures. In warmer weather, many people bring their dogs to swim. Hike down a steep trail to High Shoals Creek and then down stream for a total of about a mile and follow trail through rhododendron to first observation platform. Trail continues to High Shoals Creek Falls at a second observation platform. Follow the tail past Blue Hole Falls to reach High Shoals Falls. A great family hike even the young ones can make it if you don't give in and carry them.