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Yonah Mountain Hiking Trail

Chattahoochee National Forest, Helen, GA
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Ranked #13 of 19 attractions in Helen
Type: Hiking Trails
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Savannah, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Ok so mom didn't plan and didn't bring water. Don't be like mom! There is no water on the trail, at least as far as we made it to the army camp. We didn't go all the way to the top because we had thirsty teens and dogs and this was a warm spring day. Bring water! Mom should've known... More

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Cleveland, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This is a very good day hike, give yourself 3 hours to complete comfortably. The trail starts up the mountain gradually with moderate inclines and switchbacks to the first "landing" area. Take a break here and enjoy the views because the next 1/4 mile is very steep, rocky and generally tough. If you guts this out you arrive at the... More

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69 reviews 69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This was 5 miles round trip. Marked fairly well. The elevation change was 1400 ft. There are lots of granite outcrops. Hiking poles are recommended. Some places are quite rocky. The are some great views. The army also trains in this area so be aware if it is closed due to them training. Rock climbers also frequent the rock face.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

It was a gorgeous hike through the woods and up the mountain. I exercise and run daily and still rate this hike as strenuous. Mostly up hill and lots.of rocks. The view at the top of Yonah.is well worth it!!! We had a great hike!

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Gainesville, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We couldn't hike to the top because the army was training, but we did hike to the helicopter landing. Amazing views of the valley! A bit buggy on the hike since it rained earlier that day. Prepare for some uneven ground and up hill climbs, but overall, great for a free hike!

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Beech Island, South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

this is a great place for a nice weekend hike and camp. no facilities so be prepared to use the woods. its a short hike but can be a bit steep in places. great place for rock climbers too. love this mtn under a clear night. tons of stars and beauty!

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Marietta, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Wonderful 5 mile round trip hike. Moderately strenuous. Bring water and watch out for poison ivy. Best of all it's free!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Though far from my favorite hike in the north Georgia mountains, Mount Yonah still provides for a fun and scenic day on the trails. Strenuous enough to make you feel like you're getting a little work in, the trail is still easily accessible for most kids age 6+. Several scenic overviews along the trail provide some great photo ops and... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

You must be in shape to hike this trail! The trail is 2 miles up a steep mountain but the views are so worth it!! We enjoyed the trail very much!

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Georgia
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

It is a moderate to strenuous hike with nice views but the trails were not well marked and with the fallen leaves you couldn't make the trails out. If your with someone you that knows the way it would be good. I rated it a 3 due to the amount of better and more scenic trails in the area. This... More

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