Good trail. At least moderate to perhaps difficult depending on your expertise level with the inclines and rock slopes. About 60-80 min hike up depending on pace and 40-50 min out as most of the trail out is on a descent. Went with my son today and the view from the top is breathtaking with the foliage. Highly recommend this trail. Also some good campsites along the path for those who want to stay overnight.
Laura W. on Mount Yonah Trail
Excellent, quick hike!
Great trail of what I would consider moderate difficulty. Most of it is wide and well travelled. Couple of spots with rocks but overall very accessible. You will feel the vertical climb of 1300ft and even get a workout. All well worth the view especially on a clear day
Todd H. on Mount Yonah Trail
I give this hike 5 stars for the amazing views provided at the top of Mount Yonah. The difficulty should probably be moderate rather than hard as the trail, while steep in sections is well marked, well traveled, and the few rock scrambles are easy and very short in duration. Best hike we have found in the Cleveland/Helen area. We calculated it at 2.3 miles each way from parking lot to the upper helicopter LZ (which is the peak) using the marked trail. There are shorter paths if one takes the shortcuts. Amazing long range views!