Helton Creek Falls Trail

MODERATE 32 reviews
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Helton Creek Falls Trail is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Blairsville, Georgia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.3 miles 42 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

This is a short hiking trail that leads down to two large waterfalls and a swimming hole. The trail is at times steep but short. There are stairs in a few places. There a two waterfalls. The bottom fall is 0.25 miles from the parking lot and the top fall is another 0.2 miles. The one at the top is one of the most beautiful you will find in Georgia. The falls drop into an exotic blue, green lagoon. There is a wooden deck, but you can go around and get closer. Be careful though!

1 day ago

Horrible drive to this waterfall. Pretty waterfall but we only saw it from the road too step to take our son.

Super easy short hike! Perfect if you want to see a beautiful waterfall you can swim in and have kids that can't do a long hike. There is 2 waterfalls here and they are both absolutely magical. Be careful for the rocks, as they are very slippery. Great swimming hole for summer.

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Scary road. One lane and dirt. But the trail itself is beautiful.

6 months ago

Very easy hike. Watch for the copperheads!

6 months ago

I never get tired of going here. It's incredibly easy, not sure you could call it a hike. But you can easily swim in the water (if it's not too crowded).

walking
8 months ago

Beautiful Falls at all different levels. A very easy walk to Falls, but all need to know that you have to drive several miles off main road to arrive at falls parking lot.

8 months ago

9 months ago

Nice very short hike to the falls

9 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

Helton Creek Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls I've come across in northern Georgia. The trail leading to the falls is not very long, only about a third of a mile, but the views of the falls as you approach makes the short hike seem more magical than the distance would suggest.

Be prepared for a bumpy, dirt road leading to the falls. It's rocky and filled with large holes that my poor little car could barely handle. But boy, was that view worth the trouble! I do wish the trail was a bit longer, but the falls here are stunning.

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Although I almost went down the lower falls after slipping on the wet rocks, it was a very nice walk to the falls. The drive down the one lane mountain roads is not for the faint of heart. We did it in a Ford Escape with no problems. Well worth the effort.

hiking
1 year ago

Super easy hike to a great swimming hole. Kids loved splashing around in here, although it was really cold. The road in is really bumpy and longer than I expected. Really close to Vogel State Park.

1 year ago

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1 year ago

This is definitely an easy hike with a big payoff!! Kids loved it and it's an amazing swimming hole on a hot sunny day.

hiking
1 year ago

Short easy hike with a great payoff! It was more difficult parking at the falls then it was walking to them. The road is a narrow gravel forest service road with a lot of traffic. There were some tight spots when you met other vehicles.

But so very worth it. The falls are amazing.

1 year ago