Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Vogel 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.

hiking
5 days ago

Very fun and scenic trail

Very easy hike but one of the families favorites. My 3 yr old and 6 yr old have no trouble with this hike and love climbing the rocks and playing in the water. The swimming hole at the upper falls is a great place to cool off.

Fun hike up and down to the last waterfall (don't stop halfway). Beautiful fall and swimming hole. Great place to cool off and take photos. Brief climb down from viewing platform to get in the water.

very well marked and maintained trail. i do advise if going hiking in the rain. the trail likes to keep alot of standing water on the marked path. other than beautiful trail.

hiking
12 days ago

Neither trail is closed. We went today 07/08/2018. Definitely worth seeing both falls. The upper fall is the best one and you’re able to climb up into the fall. And there are several places along the way to let kids get into the water which is cold but feels great on a hot day.

Great if you just wanna cut right to it and see a gorgeous waterfall and enjoy a swim!

Helton Creek Falls has been a favorite of ours for over twenty years! We love the easy hike to a delightful and scenic swimming hole for an easy trip. We've taken kids and adults there, and it's always a hit.

Keep in mind there are no facilities of any sort. If you're swimming, be prepared to change in your car or put down a towel so you don't get your seats wet, unless you are confident you can find a secluded spot to change in the woods!

hiking
28 days ago

Fun trail! Hiked with my dad and a friend. Came across a copperhead on the lower part of the trail. Be extremely careful if you try to reach the higher tiers of the fall. It is very slick and straight up with no clear or easy pathway.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy walk for the dog.

Beautiful falls and great camp grounds!

Amazing and great!

beautiful falls

Beautiful scenery, but due to rainy weather made it a tough hike. Had a lot of fun taking my children on the trail ages ranging from 4 to 19.

Nice walk and pretty Falls!

walking
2 months ago

Cute informative little trail. Safe for seniors and kids. Dog friendly.

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful waterfall that’s attached to Vogel state park.

A nice and very easy hike for little ones and seniors at Vogal State Park that allows them to get close to a waterfall. The hike around the lake is very nice as well.

hiking
3 months ago

it's open

Trail is open (3/31/18).

hiking
4 months ago

very easy hike restrooms a little way down from trail head. if looking to see waterfalls its nice looking for more of a hike not for you.

Always a nice hike. Beautiful falls very easy to visit.

Good for most hikers. Water for the dogs throughout. Gorgeous all times of the year.

When I seen the name I had to go .. My mothers maiden name was Helton and my hobby is ancestry so this was a must for me And so well worth it .

This is a great trail and easier hike, however I don’t know why this app has it listed as moderate as this is the extremely easy trail.

Easy/short hike. Beautiful falls!!! If you keep driving on Helton Creek Rd toward Richard Russell, you will have to ford both Helton Creek and Hatchet Creek (so make sure your vehicle can make it).

My girlfriend, our dog Atlas, and I hiked this short trail, with ice everywhere and it was very enjoyable. The views were beautiful. I highly suggest seeing the Helton Creek Falls!

hiking
7 months ago

Super easy trail with an excellent waterfall. Perfect for the kids

hiking
7 months ago

I used this trail to head up Coosa Back Country over to Duncan Ridge then connected to the AT where I rested at the shelter on Blood Mountain summit. The trail is a straight cardio workout. Not many rough spots, just take plenty of water.

Quick walk from the car. If you drive in from 348, there are 2 creek crossings. If you drive in from 19, it's just dirt roads and no water to cross. Part of the railing on the platform is broken so everyone was climbing through and out all over the falls, kind of ruins the view for everyone else. It was crowded on a weekend afternoon.

says it's a moderate hike but it seemed pretty easy. short in and out there is plenty to see though.

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