Helton Creek Falls Trail

MODERATE 62 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
3 days ago

This was my favorite hike of the 4 or 5 we went on while in helen. It is extremely short but there is so much to see! Very pretty hike! Will be going back!

hiking
3 days ago

Short but scenic. Some slippery roots and stairs but not challenging at all

hiking
11 days ago

A clear walk down carved steps brings you to the lower falls where you can swim and take a great photo. We walked up to the upper Falls viewing area and took a chilly dip up there as well. An easy hike, as long as you don’t mind a few stairs. We came in the back way so, we had to drive through the creek twice. It was awesome, but I wouldn’t recommend that entrance if you have a small car.

12 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

We came in from GA 348 and had to cross water twice. No problem for us because we were in a 4WD truck but may cause a problem for a car. Short trek to the falls which were pretty. Worth the stop if nearby.

hiking
27 days ago

Easy and quick to get to both the lower and upper falls. Worth the short hike.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

We saw a bear running straight for the car then stopped. That was so cool

1 month ago

Beautiful creek and falls! I would LOVE to swim there! I disagree with the rating of 'moderate' though because I hiked it in flip flops :)

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful fall but there was a giant, active bee hive under the steps by the lower falls. Maintenance performance lacked. We ended up getting attacked and stung pretty bad. Pretty little waterfall though.

hiking
2 months ago

gorgeous!!

2 months ago

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

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

4 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
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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

4 months ago