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For more information:
Brasstown Ranger District
1881 Highway 515
P.O. Box 9
Blairsville, GA 30514
Phone: 706 745-6928
Fax: 706 745-7494
Office hours: Mon. - Friday, 7:30 - 4:30;
Saturday, 8:30 - 5:00
Open Sunday, 8:30 - 5:00 from mid-April to mid-November
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.
This falls along with Blue Hole Falls is located on High Shoals Creek in Towns County. Hike down a steep path to get to High Shoals Creek walk about a mile down stream through deep woods, and walk bridges crossing small rushing creeks. The first observation platform. is Blue Hole Falls. The trail continues to High Shoals Creek Falls as you approach to falls, the incline becomes steeper. The State Park has installed wooden steps to make the climb easier. This has also protected the under story that grows from the rocks. The climb for this short stretch can be rated as strenuous>but our 3 year old had no trouble with the walk, soon you'll come to the second observation platform. From high up the mountainside, High Shoals Creek shoots out of the laurel and hemlocks as a 50' long cascade that drops into a 40' fall down the rock face.