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Address: 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen, GA 30545
Phone Number: 706 878 3087
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Great hiking. There is a covered bridge 19 minutes from the visitor center, 30 working bee hives and an excellent creek for your dogs to swim in..

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Marietta, Georgia
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54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I was disappointed that the waterfall we wanted to see was a mile inside the Park. The Park is only a walking Park. It is on a lake and has Cabins, we did not stay there.

1 Thank Martha B
Savannah, Georgia
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82 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

There is a beautiful drive next to the river; but you have to practically promise your first born to get the staff to give you the gate code. Even though they call themselves a state park; they do NOT want to be visited by the general public; preferring to keep themselves to, apparently, the exclusively wealthy visitors. If you are... More 

4 Thank Gail B
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great hiking. There is a covered bridge 19 minutes from the visitor center, 30 working bee hives and an excellent creek for your dogs to swim in..

2 Thank rawarii
Bishop GA
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46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

There are many trails there. This week I went on two; each beautiful. The well-outfitted gift shop has free descriptions of each of their trails. I want to return to walk the other trails.

1 Thank thirdsister70
Woodstock, Georgia
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This was our first hiking experience. We thought we'd be ok not carrying food with us and expected to be hiking for about two hours. Unfortunately, it took us four hours to hike to and through the first trail that included the gold mines and one waterfall. We did take water, of course, but we want to go back, take... More 

1 Thank MKent M
Cleveland, Georgia
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33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

You have to get permission to fish though - plan well ahead. During trout season it's usually booked up.

Thank Brent F
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My wife and I have enjoyed hiking this park several times and always look forward to returning. Trail is paved for 1.5 miles. This trip we saw numerous trout in the creek along the route. Steep hills make for a good work out.

2 Thank Traveler V
Gainesville, GA
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126 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is always a good experience to come here. Last week was no exception! The ranger was so sweet and really loved that we had our dogs with us and wanted us to bring them in for her to see them! She gave them treats so they were quite happy! Its a great walk and really pretty. You can go... More 

1 Thank PokerCPA
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48 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This park is heavily visited by fly fisherman and that seems to be where most of the focus is placed. But the ranger we spoke to was very helpful about hiking in the park and the rest of the area. Most of the trails are accessed from a 1.5 mile paved trailhead (not my preference) but I'm sure many others... More 

1 Thank a1casbell
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164 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My husband is a very experienced hiker but I am not at all athletic. For the new year, I have agreed to tag along with him on some short, easy hikes to try to get back into shape. I chose the trails at Smithgall Woods for my first hiking experience after reading various reviews. I was not disappointed. This is... More 

3 Thank CSmithATLGA

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