Helton Creek Falls Trail

MODERATE 50 reviews
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Helton Creek Falls Trail is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Blairsville, Georgia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
42 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

This is a short hiking trail that leads down to two large waterfalls and a swimming hole. The trail is at times steep but short. There are stairs in a few places. There a two waterfalls. The bottom fall is 0.25 miles from the parking lot and the top fall is another 0.2 miles. The one at the top is one of the most beautiful you will find in Georgia. The falls drop into an exotic blue, green lagoon. There is a wooden deck, but you can go around and get closer. Be careful though!

hiking
18 days ago

gorgeous!!

23 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Two sections with great falls and two pools at each. Gets crowded though

2 months ago

Driving in watch for water in the road approaching the trail head from the Owltown side. 8-10 in deep..but solid gravel underfoot. The short hike in is well maintained. It's a little steep but the carved in steps and railings make it accessible to all ages. Be very careful if you step out on the rocks to the left of the trail at the head of the lower falls. It was extremely slippery and any misstep could lead to a horrific fall. There is a viewing platform by the Upper Falls which is easily by-passed to get at the cool waters and smooth boulders at the base of the waterfall. The water was refreshing, cold and loud. A very fun afternoon . Bring a towel. and keep an eye out for copperheads sunning on the rocks.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful falls. Nice and clean. Short walk, not really a hike, to falls. Our Labrador loved playing in the water.

2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

This should not even really be called a trail. lol It's a parking lot off a very long dirt road, leading to a walkway to view the falls. Although the falls are gorgeous, It is overloaded with people traffic, to the point there is no really good place to get a look at the whole Falls. There is One spot, on one dry rock you probably could, but when I was there an older couple was there with their tripod set up to get their great shot and preventing others from getting theirs.

hiking
5 months ago

Very easy short hike! Beautiful scenery and waterfall!

hiking
5 months ago

Nice waterfall - very short and easy walk down to the falls.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful falls and easy hike!

hiking
6 months ago

The falls are very beautiful. They begin very high up and end up in what I imagine a pretty nice swimming hole (in the summer). The hike is very short and there are about three or four spots to enjoy the falls at different heights. The only thing bad was the drive down the winding dirt road which in most spots is only wide enough for one vehicle so good luck with that. The parking was kind of limited as well. Be careful.

hiking
6 months ago

Helton Creek Falls is beautiful. The hike is short but could be challenging for small children or the elderly. There are man made steps down a hill, then it's level briefly and starts uphill. There are two areas to view...a lower and an upper waterfall.

6 months ago

6 months ago

Horrible drive to this waterfall. Pretty waterfall but we only saw it from the road too step to take our son.

7 months ago

Super easy short hike! Perfect if you want to see a beautiful waterfall you can swim in and have kids that can't do a long hike. There is 2 waterfalls here and they are both absolutely magical. Be careful for the rocks, as they are very slippery. Great swimming hole for summer.

7 months ago