Helton Creek Falls Trail

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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 good for all skill levels. 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: 19 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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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
2 days ago

Lovely little hike that makes a great swimming hole in the summer. Can be hard to get to and is off the beaten path.

hiking
1 month ago

A good place to take a dip in the summer.

hiking
1 month ago

As others have mentioned, if you enter Helton Creek Rd from 348, be prepared to drive through 6' of water in two different spots. The trail was short and easy and the waterfalls are amazing; the second one has a pool of water waste deep, perfect to take a dip in.

hiking
1 month ago

stop here 9-26-17. there is two ways to get here. the way the gps will bring you is on these back roads and you'll have to drive through a stream. the other way is better. only ten minutes from Vogel State Park, 405 Vogel State Park Rd, Blairsville, GA 30512. take gainesville highway to helton creek road on your left. you drive through a very cool neighborhood (PLEASE DRIVE SLOW) respect their homes. the road will become a dirt road but stay on it . because you are driving slow it will take you about 20 minutes to get there. you'll start second guessing yourself but drive slow and enjoy the drive and you'll be at the parking area on your right. this is a wonderful falls. after good rains the water will be strong. enjoy your stay

hiking
2 months ago

We visited on Monday, August 12th, And there were maybe eight other people there in the middle of the day at the same time. The gravel road to the trailhead was driveable with pretty much any vehicle. We didn't have to cross over any water, and 4 wheel drive was unnecessary. parking was free. I don't think you could get lost on the trail if you tried. It's quick, easy hike, worth doing if you are going to Vogel State Park anyway. We saw more butterflies than anywhere in my life!

hiking
2 months ago

no information for handicapped

hiking
bridge out
muddy
scramble
2 months ago

We were not fans of this trail or the falls. The road to the falls was super narrow and you have to Ford 2 rivers and back up to allow others to pass. Go via 19 only and it is still hairy. Parking was zilch. There were hornets on the landing. The swimming was fun but muddy to get there. I think the road is too long just for this.

hiking
2 months ago

Make sure and visit this waterfall if you happen to be at Vogel State Park. Go all the way to the top! Beautiful!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful waterfall! I fell through the wooden deck at the end of the tail because the wood was very rotten and hurt my leg pretty bad. but the trip was worth it. :)

hiking
3 months ago

A waterfall that the whole family can go to. Very minimal walk to the falls, just requires going down/up some stairs and is located right off the road. One great thing about this falls is the swimming hole at the bottom, being your suit and go for a dip.

hiking
3 months ago

Very short trail to a waterfall and swimming hole. BUT limited parking. Went on Saturday after July 4th and everyone was having to get out to direct people to places they could squeeze in . Service rode is a little hectic and a nail bitter of a ride. 2wd Chevy truck made it fine though. .

hiking
3 months ago

Great falls. Unfortunately, we got caught in a downpour.

hiking
3 months ago

The falls are very nice, but way too many people in June 2019. Would like to go back in the winter and hopefully less people.

walking
4 months ago

I love this place you can see the waterfall perfectly

4 months ago

Very easy walk. Only bad part is the gravel road to get to the falls is pretty slow.

hiking
4 months ago

very nice little trail however the platform at the top was a bit ratty so it was a little more work to wrangle the kids. be sure to go to the top and the bottom!

hiking
washed out
4 months ago

Definitely go to Hwy 19 if you don’t have a vehicle with an elevated body. The other way has two streams to go through. Other than that, it was a pretty easy hike. We had our 2 y/o that held our hand all the way and did very well.

hiking
5 months ago

This isn't much of a trail, but it leads to an awesome set of waterfalls. It's just outside of Vogel. Turn right out of Vogel and you'll see a sign about a mile down the road on the left. It's a dirt hole riddled with huge potholes, I had to go really slow. Two miles down the road you'll see an official sign for the falls with parking spots. The trail is usually a little muddy, but passable. If it's warm enough, lots of people will be swimming. 100% recommend.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy hike and beautiful falls!

hiking
muddy
6 months ago

6 months ago

Beautiful falls. A quick and easy trail to get there with an observation deck. Just make sure to come in from Hwy 19 side instead of Hwy 348 unless you can make it through 2 creeks.

hiking
7 months ago

Pretty Falls and very short easy hike!

hiking
muddy
7 months ago

Awesome waterfall and easy to hike and find. Parking for about 10 cars. Trail is wide, a bit muddy but a perfect walk and only .3 miles. Walkway and stairs make the climb easy.

hiking
8 months ago

Great short walk while out and about. The only people who shouldn’t do this “hike” are ones who can’t handle stairs. Otherwise it is very short and easy. The road on the back way in to the trail (not from Vogel) was a great scenic drive with two shallow creek crossings. I’m not sure I would want to take a car through it but any SUV or truck should be fine.

9 months ago

Absolutely wonderful trail! Amazing views!

10 months ago

We came in from Vogel State Park way-very windy one way road with lots of potholes. Waterfall was amazing! Very easy quick walk to it. Trail has stops at bottom, middle and top of falls.

10 months ago

Beautiful falls quick hike. Great for kids. Takes about 15 minutes to hike with a 6 year old :)

nature trips
10 months ago

Enjoyed this quick visit.

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