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Reviewed April 14, 2019

Yonah Mountain is a 4.4 mile roundtrip hike (2.2 miles to the summit) with 1400 feet of elevation gain. The trail is mostly shaded throughout, but you get rewarded with beautiful views along the way and at the top. There's a sizeable flat, grassy area...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Kesha K
Reviewed November 20, 2018

The Yonah Trail is challenging in that it is gradual incline almost the entire way. The hiking poles came in handy. At times the trail is wide and smooth, but a lot of the trail is narrow and rocky. The thick leaf cover this time...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank roadtripfamof5
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Daunting but doable. Take plenty of water and stay on the trail. You have to climb over some big boulders so watch your step. Pack some snacks and take a rest at the helicopter landing point before continuing on. Don't give up! The view at...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Debra J
Reviewed September 22, 2018

The hike is too good, challenging and nice scenic view at the top of the mountain. The way to the parking lot from right of chambers road is around 0.5 mile and its a gravel road, which may harm the vehicle tires. Apart from that,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank Thillai Arasu N
Reviewed September 2, 2018

I am local to the area, 56 and 20-25 lbs overweight. I do exercise 2-3 times/week and have now walked to the top of of Yonah Mountain several times over the past 3 years. It is a moderately difficult hike, and you need to be...More

Date of experience: March 2018
6  Thank Lisa F
Reviewed August 7, 2018

If you go, please stay on the marked trails. Short cuts create erosion. You can choose to hike halfway up to the big rock, or all the way up to the top. A local treasure!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dbarrett2016
Reviewed May 20, 2018

It was interesting to read numerous sites about this hike before we went. Some said it was strenuous. Others said it was easy. I guess reviewing anything is very subjective. My husband and I enjoy day hiking and feel like we are fairly fit. This...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank jonibgorman
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

One of our favorite activities on our stay in Helen. Will break a good sweat on a hot day, I recommend 30-60oz of water and some trail snacks. There are shortcut trails to reduce the mileage but they are very aggressive, I recommend staying on...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Chris C
Reviewed February 27, 2018

This is a pretty straightforward Georgia mountain hike. Start from the parking lot, follow the trail, and you'll get to the summit in a couple of hours. The view is okay, but like most mountains in the state, there is a lot of tree cover,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank adavis3852
Reviewed January 6, 2018

This was a really nice hike, with lots of pretty views. We are not expert hikers, and it was a bit hard, but it was a great workout!

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank GASooners
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April 22, 2019|
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Response from Kesha K | Reviewed this property |
No, it’s not necessary! If you are more comfortable with using trekking poles/hiking sticks, you can bring them, but the trail is very doable without them.
March 11, 2017|
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Response from sam123120 | Reviewed this property |
No there's not you can go anytime of the day or night