High Shoals Falls Dallas GA: You’ll LOVE This Hidden Gem (2024)

Until just this week, I only knew of the High Shoals Falls near Helen. That is, until my friend posted pictures of her kids playing in this awesome waterfall! The very next day, we hit the trail and decided to discover High Shoals Falls Dallas GA!

High Shoals Falls in Dallas, Georgia, is a short “hike” with a big payoff that’s absolutely perfect for the entire family.

High Shoals Falls Dallas GA: You'll LOVE This Hidden Gem (2023)


High Shoals Falls Dallas GA: You'll LOVE This Hidden Gem (2024)
My daughter at High Shoals Falls in Dallas, GA, in the winter!


High Shoals Falls in Dallas, GA, is a hidden gem that you could live nearby for years and not know it’s there…and then be mad at yourself that you didn’t know about sooner! When I lived in Cobb County, I visited this waterfall at least half a dozen times with my toddlers, and we always had the most amazing time. With a short hike, lots of things to explore, and water to play in…this is the perfect family-friendly getaway.

Not to be confused with the High Shoals Falls in Helen, GA, this High Shoals Falls is off High Shoals Road in Dallas, GA. The address for your GPS is 2184 High Shoals Rd, Dallas, GA 30132. Don’t freak out when you get to the address — it’s an old graveyard with a small dirt parking lot in front that’s only large enough for about four cars. I suggest getting there early on weekends, or visiting on a weekday afternoon to assure a spot.


After you’ve parked, you’ll see the hiking trail that runs in front of the headstones. The trail is very short, and I hesitate to even call it a hike. It’ll take you about 5 minutes to walk the trail to the waterfall. It is a dirt trail and there are a lot of roots, so I wouldn’t say it’s stroller-friendly, but it’s easy enough for toddlers to hike themselves.

As you’re enjoying your walk, you’ll hear the waterfall before you see it. Once you arrive, you’ll see the awesome waterfall that has an estimated vertical drop of 300 feet!

You’ll find picnic tables here, as well as plenty of creek access for water play. There are always people swimming in the water in front of the falls in the warm summer months. Swim at your own risk.

High Shoals Falls is Dallas, GA, is a great spot to visit for quick day trip. Bring a picnic, some towels and suits, and have a blast. Just note…there are no bathrooms on site.


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High Shoals Falls Dallas GA: You'll LOVE This Hidden Gem (2024)