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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Excellent hike! Definitely a work out. Lots of beautiful views. Trail is really clear. I saw many people along the way. Lots of people with dogs. Bring plenty of water. Leaves can be slippery on way down. Easy to access. Restroom at trail head and...More
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Several people have slipped and fallen off of the rocky peak and ledges. So as long as you are careful where you step, you'll be just fine. There's a few important things you need to keep in mind. 1- Wear good study... More
Several people have slipped and fallen off of the rocky peak and ledges. So as long as you are careful where you step, you'll be just fine. There's a few important things you need to keep in mind. 1- Wear good study hiking boots or trail shoes, NO FLIP FLOPS!! 2- Make sure that you leave yourself plenty of time to get up and down the mountain, it WILL take you at least 4 hours from base camp to the peak. 3- Take plenty of water with you, there are no places to get water on the trail. 4- Take your time when climbing over the boulder fields and up the steeper sections. 5- Watch where you place your feet, as there are exposed roots and loose rocks everywhere on the trail. 6- Let someone know that you are going to be hiking the trail and what time you plan to be back home. Cell service is spotty and if you get caught on the mountain once the sun goes down, you had best have a flashlight, either that or plan on spending the night on Yonah.