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.
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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.
Awesome view. Lots of room at the top, which helps to not be so crowded.
The view at the top is well worth the journey
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.
This trail was a good workout. Some sections are quite steep and challenging. Views from the overlooks range from nice to stunning. Highly recommend.
Excellent, quick hike!
Popular trail- lots of ppl on the weekends. Challenging hike and a bit tricky for smaller dogs with some rock hopping :)
Fantastic hike! One heck of a workout with some beautiful scenery. Would recommend this hike to anyone looking to push themselves.
Such a fun trail! It was little challenging but made it to the top! View is spectacular.
Gorgeous, challenging hike. Great views!!
Favorite view in Ga, this hike is definitely worth the trip!
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...
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!!
The view is well worth the 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
Fun! Very steep and rocky but great view at the top!
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!