Get more stories delivered right to your email. The cemetery is also very interesting…found one person in the far corner who was born in 1798! Enjoyed this trail very much, it was rough in spots, but it is well worth it. The road to the trailhead is a challenge in a passenger car. The Bullhole, seven miles south of Mocksville in Cooleemee Riverpark, is a shallow, kid-friendly pool at the base of the dam, perfect for wading and floating in your tube. Ambitious and experienced hikers can hike the Mountains-to-Sea Trail for a long-distance approach to the falls. For many years, Blue Hole Falls had a large tree trunk lying across the face of it. Go PRO to support our mission and get benefits like gear deals, no ads, and more! Marthas Falls, Fort Payne: "can you swim in the water?" It would be a very small gathering (maybe 20 people at the most). Well worth the short but steep hike! It is a rocky path with a section that has a slight pitch. This is a great trail for anyone! The trails to the three falls are mostly flat, but they’re best suited to teens and adults due to the distance and the climb over the Stone Mountain summit. Take GA 75 N from Helen for 1.4 miles. So glad you found us. Visiting from Louisiana and would love to take the kids tomorrow to see! Sometimes, with little to no rain and extremely hot weather, it does slow to a trickle…but it always comes back. Michele, we have had some good rain since then and the high temps have abated. Don’t worry—you can skip the pool altogether once you see this natural pool in Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. My first visit to the park was in 2001 to shoot the 50' High Shoals Falls, then I made a return trip in 2006 to check out some nearby waterfalls on the Little River just outside of the park boundaries. This is perfect combines two of my favorite place a waterfall and a very special bonus an old graveyard. High Shoals Falls. Along the path you will... Unicoi State Park is a pleasant, refreshing park just outside of Helen, GA. Congrats to you. So save your energy hiking down - you're going to need it coming out. The High Shoals Trail (1.2 miles) follow along High Shoals Creek to observation decks beside two of the five streams cascading in the High Shoals Scenic Area. I was planning on surprising my fiancé with an intimate, late evening, marriage at a waterfall. And there are more difficult ones. Bring an old pair of tennis or water shoes with good tread to wear while you’re wading among the slippery granite stones. I have been looking for a clean creek for her to wade and play in now that its warmer. As with many waterfall hikes, the trek is downhill going in and uphill coming out. The trail is an easy hike with great views along the way. Campers can breathe the fresh air of the forest whi... Overview Blue Hole Falls Another word of caution: You probably should not wait until late in the day to hike like I did. The lush, mossy, dense forest, coupled with the sparkling waterfalls peppered throughout the region, makes for a truly remarkable backdrop for your mountain getaway. Good location as Helen is a short drive away where you can grab a bite to eat. The tall tale adds history and adventure to your dip in the Olympic pool-size swimming hole. It … Several large camping sites are situated at the bottom of the 1st steeper section of trailThe 1st waterfall is Blue Hole Falls, which is an incredibly picturesque fall about 60 feet high which plunges into a gorgeous swimming hole. I’ll keep you posted! I have an elder i want to take there. No friends or family – and I love those memories. A post shared by Chris Berrier (@waterfallshiker) on Apr 2, 2014 at 3:37pm PDT.