High Falls Double Loop High Falls State Park, GA
miles
LENGTH 1.2 MILES
DIFFICULTY 1.8 Easy
DURATION 1 hour
ELEVATION GAIN
230
feet
TRAIL TYPE
Double
Loop
High Falls Double Loop

Explore the Towaliga River and High Falls along the Falls Trail double loop at High Falls State Park. This easy trail is good for all hikers and is easily accessed not far off I-75 in central Georgia halfway between Atlanta and Macon.

Park across High Falls Road in the large lot where there are restrooms, pavilions, and playgrounds. Cross the road to begin this hike. A marker indicates the Falls Trail double loop begins to the left but going to the right takes you right to the falls which is what I imagine most people do.

Head down steps and wooden railing as you descend to several views of the falls and several smaller cascades and rapids. The official red blazed trail stays a little above the river but numerous intersecting paths keep you close to the water with better views.

Back up on the trail, the path shortly comes to the union of the two loops. This can be a bit confusing with red blazed trails seemingly going in multiple directions. When you come to the two small footbridges, you can stay straight to start the second loop or turn left. Continuing to the left will take you back to the trailhead but crossing the second bridge will take you along the other direction of the second loop, with several small trails connecting back toward the river side of this loop. Either way, it's not hard, just stick with a red blaze.

There are numerous longer side trails that take you closer to the river, but the few I explored didn't go anywhere worthwhile so on the second loop stick to the main trail. After another view of some small cascades the trail loops back to the two loop connection point. Continue on the second half of the first loop to complete this hike.

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length1.2 miles
difficulty1.8 Easy
duration1 hour
trail typeDouble Loop
blazeRed
elevation gain230 ft.
state Georgia 
park/forestHigh Falls State Park
ranger districtHigh Falls State Park
76 High Falls Park Drive
Jackson, GA 30233
478-993-3053
parking fee$5/Day, $50 Annual Pass
trailhead coordinates 33.179205, -84.017493 (Degree Decimal, DegDec)
N 33°10.75, W 84°1.05 (Degree Minutes, MinDec)
N 33°10'45'', N 33°10'45'' (Degree Minutes Seconds, DMS)
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33.179205, -84.017493 (Degree Decimal, DegDec)
N 33°10.75, W 84°1.05 most GPS units use this one
N 33°10'45'', N 33°10'45'' (Degree Minutes Seconds, DMS)
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Park in the large lot on the opposite side of High Falls Road from the trailhead and cross the road at the marked crossing.
Notes
There are plenty of signs warning you to stay off the falls and rocks. Several people have died and rangers are actively handing out citations/fines.
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hikethesouth-5 months ago
Easy Hike to Impressive Falls and Cascades
This easy hike is worth the side trip if travelling down I-75. Impressive falls are just a few steps down the trail. Good for all hikers.
Easy | Hiked Summer 2018
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