Mount Yonah Trail

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Mount Yonah Trail is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cleveland, GA that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.7 miles 1420 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

cross country skiing

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

over grown

rocky

scramble

snow

washed out

Going north on hwy 75 out of Cleveland GA towards Helen GA turn right at 2nd intersection of Tom Bell Road. Western Sizzlin is on the corner. (Tom Bell Road forms a loop with Hwy 75). Turn left onto Chambers Road. Turn left at the yellow and brown Mount Yonah Trailhead sign. Follow gravel road to parking lot.

hiking
6 days ago

Awesome view. Lots of room at the top, which helps to not be so crowded.

6 days ago

7 days ago

The view at the top is well worth the journey

8 days ago

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.

hiking
8 days ago

Awesome trail!

10 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

This trail was a good workout. Some sections are quite steep and challenging. Views from the overlooks range from nice to stunning. Highly recommend.

hiking
13 days ago

Excellent, quick hike!

27 days ago

Popular trail- lots of ppl on the weekends. Challenging hike and a bit tricky for smaller dogs with some rock hopping :)

hiking
30 days ago

Fantastic hike! One heck of a workout with some beautiful scenery. Would recommend this hike to anyone looking to push themselves.

hiking
1 month ago

Such a fun trail! It was little challenging but made it to the top! View is spectacular.

1 month ago

Gorgeous, challenging hike. Great views!!

1 month ago

Favorite view in Ga, this hike is definitely worth the trip!

hiking
1 month ago

We really enjoyed this hike... it's a great workout. Alot of uphill but the views throughout and especially at the top are well worth it!!!! This is my new favorite...

hiking
1 month ago

this trail is Amazing! rucked up with a 40 lb pack and this trail is no joke. I think the military trains on it from what the signs say. The view on top is worth the pain I promise! Extremely pretty!!

hiking
1 month ago

The view is well worth the hike!

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

1 month ago

Fun! Very steep and rocky but great view at the top!

hiking
1 month ago

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!