Anna Ruby Falls Trail

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Anna Ruby Falls Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Helen, Georgia that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
187 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

4 days ago

Easy trail along Scenic Smith Creek, but costs $3 per person and is usually busy: hardly “lightly trafficked,” as indicated. Still, we saw a small bear across the creek. Nice.

This is a stroll not a hike :-) The falls are worth visiting.

hiking
15 days ago

Pretty trail, even though it’s really easy and paved. Worth doing, although more of a troll than a hike

hiking
17 days ago

The falls are very nice. Lots of people

17 days ago

Fantastic trail for all ages! Beautiful double waterfalls!

hiking
19 days ago

These falls are stunning and the walk up there is beautiful as well. We took my 80 year old mother to see them. She uses a walker and on the very steep bits (which there are several) she had to sit and be pushed. Coming down this way was a tad harrowing. While it is wheelchair accessible, it is very steep in places, so whoever is pushing needs to be prepared for a good work out going up and down. But is was worth the effort, especially to see the look of joy and wonder on my mom's face.

hiking
1 month ago

Very pretty, short, paved, hike along a stream to a smallish waterfall. Very very pretty. It takes a lot for me to give 4 stars to a hike this short and paved, but it's beautiful, and sometimes you want to take grandma in her wheelchair or the baby in a stroller, so this is just perfect for that.

1 month ago

very quick hike, but the waterfalls are really cool!

2 months ago

Beautiful double water fall with a great hiking path and great for little ones to go up and see.

2 months ago

gorgeous

hiking
2 months ago

Always a nice hike. Not super long, but uphill the whole way.

2 months ago

Amazing !!!!

3 months ago

good walk and lots of places to take pictures

3 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

nice falls but to comercial for me

hiking
4 months 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.

hiking
4 months ago

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
4 months ago

always nice a waterfall. good warm up

hiking
5 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

Family friendly it was beautiful!

walking
5 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

hiking
6 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
6 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.

6 months ago

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.

7 months ago

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.

hiking
7 months ago

Short but steep. Not for handicapped or elderly

7 months ago

Short hike but steep.

walking
7 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.

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