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
193 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

hiking
1 day 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
1 day 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.

5 days 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
8 days ago

Short but steep. Not for handicapped or elderly

12 days ago

Short hike but steep.

walking
15 days 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.

16 days ago

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

hiking
25 days 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.

27 days ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Extremely crowded, people were waiting in line to take pictures. Nice waterfall, but way too many people.

hiking
1 month ago

easy paved walk to the falls. lots of picture opportunities.

2 months ago

Fun hike. Lots of man made steps!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail along the creek. At the end by the falls is a nice sitting area to take in the falls. My kids love this trail, there is a lot to see along the way. I tried to map the trail but my phone died 1/4 of the way up.

walking
2 months ago

Easy paved walk to the falls. Gorgeous views. Very busy, recommend going during the week to avoid the crowds.

walking
2 months ago

Very crowded. Pretty noisy and not so tranquil. I qualify it as a walk. Straight uphill and straight downhill. Dogs went with us and got to smell all the other dog markings. "Meh" defines our experience. Bought a shirt at the gift shop! Too cozy not too.

3 months ago

It was a nice trail. Definitely a must do once. Reasons I would not do this again:

- Over crowded: We went "early" at 9am. We were constantly squeezing to one side or the other to accommodate passing someone. As we were leaving three times more people were crowding in. Which lends to my second point...

- Too narrow: The path provided (concrete) is extremely too narrow to accommodate the traffic it receives.

Over all, it was a nice, at times setting your calves on fire, walk. The view at the end was nice... but not worth another trip.

3 months ago

don't miss this chance to see Twin Falls from two different Rivers the meat in the same pool. this is a paved trail along a gorgeous Creek going uphill. as you walk along the creek not only do you hear the sounds you see gorgeous Cascades and miniature Falls and signs to tell you all about wildlife. this is a must do Trail for all family ages young and old dog friendly Carriage friendly wheelchair accessible it is a must-see

hiking
3 months ago

Double waterfall well worth the hike! Trails are super maintained. There was a serious amount of people there so be prepared.

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