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Address: Chambers Rd, Helen, GA
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Great Climbing location /Hard hike in

This is a great climbing spot but the hike in since they closed the road is moderate. The last scramble up a dirt road is hard. good views

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great climbing spot but the hike in since they closed the road is moderate. The last scramble up a dirt road is hard. good views

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a relatively short, easy to get to from the Helen area hike. The trail is somewhat steep in places and as a result some trail erosion has occurred. Part way up, you reach a small clearing which offers a vista of the surrounding area. As you continue on, you reach a staging area for the army. From there... More 

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Ludowici Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While having my donut, I had asked the man behind the counter what attractions were in the area and he mentioned as the older Georgians refer to it as, "Yonah Bald"(You can look at the pic and see why)which is Yonah Mountain just down the road on my way. You can't miss the "bald spot" on the top of the... More 

Thank MariefromGeorgia
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I hiked Mt. Yonah this morning up and back in under three hours. While there are some fairly steep portions of the trail, it was very manageable. Other reviews made it sound like there would be portions of technical rock climbing required to reach the summit, but that's not the case. There were two place in the trail where I... More 

2 Thank chris19662015
Cleveland, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The ultimate hike in White County...Mt. Yonah is the grandaddy of all of North Georgia's high points....incredible hike, incredible views...moderate to challenging and climbing and rappelling galore. Wear good shoes, bring water and enjoy. Year-round hiking and camping...there's not a day I wouldn't rather be on Mt. Yonah !

Thank Captain_Dann
Syracuse NY
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Rugged and very rocky terrain throughout the entire hike, brought a pack with over 60 oz of water and drank it all, make sure water is brought because no filling stations at the trail or on the trail. Very rocky and bending uphill stretches, make sure you are physically fit to maintain as the trail can be strenuous and difficult... More 

1 Thank Driver587
Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Hike was well worth the two mile uphill walk. The view was amazing and on a clear day you can see for miles and miles. We spent time at the top in a hammock and relaxed. Bring water and some snacks to re-energize. Takes about 2 hours up and back..

Thank jhorsfall10
Macon, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Excellent views along the way and at the top, especially in winter when the leaves are off the trees. Kinda steep in places and can be slippery when wet. Oddly enough, the trail has switchbacks near the bottom where the trail isn't so steep, but the top half of the trail just winds along steeply to the top. Like most... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Ok, I am not a skinny guy but my wife and I like to go hiking and for her birthday I decided we would go and hike Yonah Mountain. When you pull up you think Ok we can drive half way up the Mountain and hike the rest. NO, that is not how it works. It is a 2.2 mile... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

The room was exceptional clean, and comfortable. The service was wonderful. Jimmy made us feel right at home The Cafe food was superb and surprised with the large portions. Would definitely stay here again.

Thank Mia V

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