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Yonah Mountain Hiking Trail

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Address: near Helen, GA, Helen, GA 30528
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This is a harder hike so if your not used to hiking be ready for a lot of stopping and resting its pretty much straight up 3 miles up and 3 down hike. the views are well worth the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kayla B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a harder hike so if your not used to hiking be ready for a lot of stopping and resting its pretty much straight up 3 miles up and 3 down hike. the views are well worth the pain you can see everything from the top. I would not go when it just rained it can be very slippery... More 

Thank Kayla B
Lincolnton, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in Helen, Ga and I wanted to do a local hike. This is very close and worth doing. The road leading to the parking lot is gravel and there are bathrooms without running water. The trail starts off with a bang and it will level out in places and then go upward again. I had on hiking... More 

Thank Carol H
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Yonah Mountain is a beautiful, shaded, hard hike. It took a little over an hour for a bunch our group to make it up the mountain. There are a few places to stop and relax. One bathroom area about halfway up the mountain. The trails were well marked and i had no confusion on where to head to next. The... More 

Thank Luis J
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Its a rich and scenic woodland. The trail is way overused and crowded. No water or trash recepticles anywhere - not even trailhead. Pkenty of places to stop and rest. We small small kids and elderly folks who did just fine. Toughest part is just past midway up.

Thank SJRAtlanta_Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Well where to begin this review.... I've hiked this mountain in N GA for many years now since moving to Atlanta back in the late 80's and it never gets boring. It's quite a challenging hike to say the least, lots of steeps climbs and things to trip unaware hikers up. You'll want to start your hike EARLY in the... More 

4 Thank SPG-DL-Traveler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

The hike is moderate to strenuous but the views are well worth it. Be sure to take plenty of water and some snacks. Take your time and enjoy the scenery.

Thank Mazma5
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a mountain hike close to Atlanta the Yonah mountain trail is great. It has adequate parking and a restroom facility at the base. The mid way point, that has a flat look out/campsite area is about a 1.5 mile up. The grade is moderate. Today on my hike just about everyone myself included had a... More 

1 Thank Julia M
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Reading the reviews prior to visiting, people described this hike as strenuous and very difficult. If you have never hiked before, or if you are elderly, then yes, the last portion is a steep climb that is difficult. However, if you are a normal hiker, it was definitely NOT a difficult or strenuous hike. The first half would be rated... More 

2 Thank Brittney P
DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 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 

1 Thank RyderRider
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

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 

2 Thank Reneetravler

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