Explore the most popular walking trails in Unicoi State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

It is a beautiful trek of moderate level. Trail was well marked and well maintained. It took us 2 hs each way carrying my 18mo son. The waterfalls are nice reward for the effort. Carry enough water.

good walk and lots of places to take pictures

Nice trail. Just a little short. Going downhill sucked Beautiful falls though and well worth the short walk!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail. Started in Unicoi and went to Helen and hiked back. Trail was well marked and well maintained.

hiking
1 month ago

nice falls but to comercial for me

hiking
1 month ago

Nice little general store along the way.

on Smith Creek Trail

1 month ago

Fun hike. It has a little of everything. We started at Unicoi and did the out and back. Garmin registered 10.3 miles. Only one area with tree down and that was about 1.25 miles from Unicoi trail head. Several stream crossings. We went after a rain the night before so have hiking boots. The only trail blazes we saw were at the beginning at both ends. However, the trail is well defined. One split had some large branches across the direction NOT to go. Another confusing area was at a stream crossing about 4 miles from the Unicoi trail head. Go left. We enjoyed this hike and will do it again.

hiking
1 month ago

I’m not gonna say this is a bad trail, because it isn’t. It’s an easy-moderate walk to a pretty cool falls, on a very well maintained trail. What it is though, is very over trafficked. And paved. And paid access. With a fully paved parking lot. It’s great for a day hike with family and pets, but it’s not exactly the genuine “hiking experience” that I would go for either.

Awesome and so worth the walk up. It is paved, but some areas do have an incline. Our Portuguese water dog did great and we would do it again! Falls are beautiful and so much bigger than we thought!

hiking
2 months ago

always nice a waterfall. good warm up

A highly trafficked tourist site with an amazing waterfall. Park fee required. Plenty of parking nice restrooms and a gift shop.

The climb was well worth it! Great for kids as well.

Family friendly it was beautiful!

walking
3 months ago

Gorgeous waterfalls and a nice place to sit and observe nature.

A beautiful area we loved this hike ! It's a must see

hiking
4 months ago

Short paved trail that follows the creek up to two waterfalls. It is a amazing sight to see and to hear the roar of the water.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful!! Not a long hike but parts of it are on a steep incline but there is a bench after the steepest incline to catch your breath! Nice and paved path running alongside a creek. The falls are breathtaking! So worth it.

Beautiful trip along a creek to the waterfall. Paved. The trail is a bit steep, but it’s pretty short. I would still call it good for all levels.

Did this hike a couple of years back. It is very steep and very short. It was cute but not much to see. Too artificial for my taste.

Short but steep. Not for handicapped or elderly

Short hike but steep.

hiking
4 months ago

I logged 9 miles in an back - sign at trail head says 10 miles. Took just over 4 1/2 hours round trip. Parking is limited to around 5 or 6 cars at trail head. Another option is to park at Anna Ruby falls (cost is $3 per person) and hike up to the falls (.4 miles) and then pick up Smith Creek Trail at the bottom of the falls (trail is on the right near wooden information board). Just make sure to time your return and pick up your car before the park closes.

Very poorly marked trail (I think I saw one blue marker the entire trail). Got off trail once and needed All Trails to get me back on track. Several down trees that are passable, but from previous posts must have been down for several months.

walking
4 months ago

Less than 1 mile to the falls and back, but good scenery. Anna Ruby falls are impressive and the trail runs along the creek. Cost is $3 per person to get into the park, which has a small gift shop and bathrooms. Very crowded.

The Smith Creek Trail, which is a 10 mile in and out trail, turns around near the falls. If you wanted to pick up this trail, it is on the right hand side facing the falls by one of the wooden information boards. You could park in the Anna Ruby falls lot and walk the Smith Creek trail in reverse (parking at the trail head for the Smith Creek Trail is limited - maybe 5 or 6 cars). Just make sure to be back at your car before the Anna Ruby falls park closes.

Very easy and paved the entire way. Great for kids and toddlers.

hiking
4 months ago

mountain biking
4 months ago

UNICOI MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS (8 mile loop) - I rode this trail today with my brother. Highly recommend this trail if you are in the area. It’s an 8 mike loop dedicated to mountain biking (Not the trail viewed above). It has moderate to steep climbs with very rewarding descents. There’s a downhill segment after mile 3 that’s wildly steep! The second to the last descent was smooth, flowy descent on a “road”. Very evenly designed trail but still a tough workout for a South Georgia native. It was very peaceful and well marked trail. Will visit again next time I am up this way!

hiking
5 months ago

The Hike is short but steep along a paved trail. It is all up and only down as you return. The falls are worth it. By the way, if you have a National parks pass, the admission is free.

trail running
5 months ago

Great trail, we did the Helen Half Marathon an 10K Race on 12-16-17, nice rolling hills, nice water stream. The scenery was beautiful.

Nice trail, easy hike and great for kids. Not crowded and water was flowing nicely.

hiking
5 months ago

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