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Yonah Mountain Hiking Trail

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Address: Chambers Rd, Helen, GA
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I could write a short story about my experience on this mountain. This is a place my boyfriend spent time at during ranger school and he wanted to bring me here for my first... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
DeLand, Florida
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DeLand, Florida
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I could write a short story about my experience on this mountain. This is a place my boyfriend spent time at during ranger school and he wanted to bring me here for my first mountain hike. I must say my heart rate was elevated within the first 10mins. An amazing workout to say the least. Not to mention the scenery... More 

Thank RyderRider
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I read a few reviews on various hikes and chose Yonah Mountain because of the distance (4.4 miles RT) not too long, not too short for a good afternoon outdoors and the level of effort. You don't have to be in tip top shape but its steep in areas so you will be huffing and puffing a bit if you... More 

Thank Reneetravler
Roswell, Georgia
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I should start out saying that we hike a lot, and my husband and I rated this the 3rd hardest trail we've ever done. We hiked this with our children (10 and 11) and dog on a beautiful Saturday in January. You're climbing a mountain basically, so it's uphill nearly the entire way (just a couple spots where it levels... More 

Thank GatorGirl71
Johns Creek, Georgia
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hike for a short workout - moderate trail with plenty of opportunity for interval training, with impressive views to reward your efforts. Worth a morning or afternoon of your time.

Thank jefe54
Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Wife and I hiked Yonah on a cold Tuesday afternoon in January and were surprised that the trail was moderately busy. How to rate the difficulty? Well it all depends on how fast you try to do it. I am 71 years old and we saw a family at the summit with an 8 year old girl. If are between... More 

1 Thank Michael W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We have been hiking here for years, but this year the trail was very crowded which took away some of the pleasure of being out in nature. The hike is moderate, but at a few points strenuous.

Thank Autember
Atlanta, Georgia
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96 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

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

Thank EcoAdventuretraveler
Augusta, Georgia
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178 reviews
57 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

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 

Thank Steve O
Ludowici Georgia
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234 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

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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49 reviews
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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 

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