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Yonah Mountain Hiking Trail

Chambers Rd, Helen, GA
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Ranked #12 of 21 attractions in Helen
Type: Hiking Trails
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Alpharetta, Georgia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I love this trail! It's difficult and makes you feel like you have accomplished something. And the view from the top is magic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was our first mountain hike and I must say, it was perfect for us! The terrain went from easy to difficult, as long as you're physically fit you should be more than fine on this trail. There are so many adventure spots and awesome photo ops. The views from the rock face are amazing! We are from Florida and... More

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Athens, Georgia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I bagged many peaks in my twenties...BUT that was over a decade ago and a lot less pounds on the body! This trail absolutely kicked mine and my husbands butts! There are VERY few flat spots on the way up! It is a challenging hike in both directions. We definitely overestimated the time it would take as well as our... More

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Cleveland, Georgia
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Use good judgment before bringing small children or old people. It is about 2.5 miles up and back. No benches or bathrooms. No safety rails. At the top you can fall off the rock face if your goofing off or drunk. There have been many recorded deaths from falling off. The rock face is the legendary site of the death... More

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Jefferson, GA
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This trail is not in the center of Helen. It is on Chambers Rd. off Hwy 75 between Cleveland and Helen. It is a trail we often do then go tubing in Helen afterward. It is challenging enough to keep the kids interested but short enough that they don't get bored. The view at the top is great.

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Grayson, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We decided to take this in on a whim after taking our girls to the the cabbage patch place in Cleveland (time to do some manly stuff right??). The trail was pretty tough but my wife, 5 year old and myself could handle it pretty well. I did have to carry my 3 year old most of the way up... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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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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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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