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Ch.73-Welcome 2024
Ch.73-Welcome 2024

Mon, Jan 01

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High Falls State Park

Ch.73-Welcome 2024

Let's Welcome 2024 And Leave 2023 Behind - Together!

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Time & Location

Jan 01, 2024, 9:00 AM EST

High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Dr, Jackson, GA 30233, USA

About the Event

There will not be an actual meetup and caravan to the falls due to it's location.  Please plan to arrive at High Falls Park at 8:45 to pay for parking and purchase any items from the visitors center.  

We will begin at 9:00 a.m. and hit the Falls View trail at 9:15.

Come and kick off the new year by getting your heart pumping on this Easy to Moderate 1.5 mile hike on our Falls View Trail. 

Please dress for the weather and wear hiking boots.

Trail Difficulty

Easy to  Moderate/Intermediate: Suitable for those in fair physical condition; active walker; 1-3hr duration; slightly uneven terrain; <1000ft elevation gain &  Suitable for those in good physical condition; active/endurance walker; 3+hr duration; 1000-1500ft elevation gain

High Falls State Park is a popular warm-weather outdoor destination, well-loved for its glassy lake, broad spillway dam and an enormous, multi-tiered waterfall. Nestled in a shady forest just north of Macon, the Towaliga River tumbles through the park, churning in whitewater and free-falling cascades over massive rocks and boulders. And while these incredible falls are partially visible from the park’s bridge, the views are much more impressive from the Falls Trail, our favorite hike in the park.

Directions Link & GPS Coordinates

https://www.google.com/maps/place/76+High+Falls+Park+Dr,+Jackson,+GA+30233/@33.1718671,-84.0114825,13.75z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88f46e9ef4290f37:0x3b9383fcb32fd4fb!8m2!3d33.1788931!4d-84.0196947?hl=en

GPS Coordinates N 33.178333 | W -084.020533

Fee - There is a $5 parking fee  with ample space for parking.

Amenities: Visitors Center & Restrooms

What to Bring *  Check out our partners REI's Day Hike (<2hrs) Packing List to help you prepare.

  • Water, water, water
  • Please start to hydrate on Friday by drinking extra fluids. Your body will appreciate this during the hike.
  • Please wear hiking boots.
  • Bring hiking poles.
  • Bring water and or Gatorade to drink during the hike. We cannot express how important it is to stay hydrated
  • If you do not wear a RoadiD please have your emergency contact information sealed in a zip lock bag and placed where it can easily be located if an emergency should occur.
  • Pack your lunch and something to sit on.

Lunch Details

Bring your lunch. We will have lunch at the park after the hike. (*Weather permitting)

Important/Emergency Information (Ranger District/Phone Number, Nearest Hospital, Animal Activity)

478-993-3053

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