Mount Yonah Trail

HARD 703 reviews
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Mount Yonah Trail is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cleveland, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,450 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

over grown

rocky

scramble

washed out

Going north on hwy 75 out of Cleveland GA towards Helen GA turn right at 2nd intersection of Tom Bell Road. Western Sizzlin is on the corner. (Tom Bell Road forms a loop with Hwy 75). Turn left onto Chambers Road. Turn left at the yellow and brown Mount Yonah Trailhead sign. Follow gravel road to parking lot.

hiking
22 minutes ago

Did this with the Big Canoe Hiking Club. Lots of fun. Great hike. Took the traditional route. Recommend this hike for the tremendous views. Good memories here for me...was on this mountain 41 years ago as a student in the US Army Ranger School (Class 10-77).

hiking
2 days ago

Views were great but its more of a moderate hike rather than a hard one.

hiking
3 days ago

Great views!! Difficult trail, recommend hiking poles. Rocks are slippery coming down. Few places knee high rocks to climb. Few narrow trail spaces too. As many have wandered around to get pictures lot of side tails have developed. Stay on course. I would suggest they add more trail markers towards the end close to the overlooks.

3 days ago

A bit of a tough hike but worth it! Amazing view from the top! It was uphill and had some steep parts. Took my German Shepherd with me.

9 days ago

Moderate to difficult the closer you get to the summit. Well worth it! Awesome views

Best hike ever !!!

10 days ago

Other than the two snakes not a bad climb knocked one star trail not clearly marked in some places

10 days ago

Watch out for snakes. Follow green blazes otherwise you might end up taking a side trail. Difficulty moderate

hiking
11 days ago

Superb Hike I will call it ! Amazing trail ending up to the mountain view. For naive hikers, its little difficult, me and my wife climbed it in 1 hr. Definitely recommend it to hike this Mount.

17 days ago

Cool hike. Nice views

hiking
21 days ago

Not hard. Maybe moderate +. Watch the trail as easy to get off due to many ‘side trails’ and cut throughs.

23 days ago

I'm assuming the "hard" rating is relative to the area. Compared to other hikes in N GA, I guess it's hard. If you are not in shape and new to hiking an incline, it could be challenging. 1,500 feet in 2 miles is not easy, but with a decent pair of shoes, most should be able to summit and enjoy spectacular views. As with any activity, bring enough water. even though it was 68 degrees, the humidity under the canopy is quite high, and you will sweat.

1st half moderate and 2nd challenging at times. It’s worth the effort for the peace and nice breeze

hiking
1 month ago

Great views

1 month ago

Great views from the top! Kicks your butt a little. Totally worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

Lovely views. I could see all the way to Atlanta from the top. The trail is difficult for beginners and moderate for the average hiker. It is just almost non-stop inclines all the way up. The trail is marked, but be sure to keep an eye out for markers on the way up and down as there are several side trails, and it's not always well marked.

1 month ago

Not too difficult with great views

1 month ago

Great views at the top.

hiking
1 month ago

first time on this trail, and we loved it. the views at the top are well worth the hike.

1 month ago

relentlessly uphill. beautiful views from top overlooking valleys below

hiking
1 month ago

It’s a workout but the views are worth it. In spring and summer there is a full canopy so you are in shade. Really no difficult scrambling.
The army rangers use the area sometimes so you may see helicopters along with the wildlife and beautiful vistas.

hiking
1 month ago

This hike in my opinion has the best view in north Georgia. The hike itself is a little challenging but nothing crazy by any means. Go do it!

1 month ago

Good hike, the elevation is good and challenging. Views up top were nice.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Loved the workout of the incline & the views from the top. Pretty crowded on a Sunday mid day. Trail itself changes constantly, I feel it was more rocky than dirt. ❤️ it wasn’t as difficult as I imagined but I can see where some people would have difficulty.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing views. Strenuous hike but the summit is breathtaking.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty tough hike but so well worth it once you see some of the views.

hiking
1 month ago

Getting my butt up that mountain was definitely a great work out but it wasn’t as challenging as I thought it was going to be based off the reviews. Also... I was super nervous to bring my dogs after reading the reviews as well but my two 60+ lbs dogs made it up no problem!! They really enjoyed it!! Super fun hike.. well maintained trail... only downside is there was a scorpion in the bargirls bathroom

walking
2 months ago

Hike/walk. The incline is absolutely killer but it’s a great workout and the views are gorgeous, on the way up and very rewarding at the top. Recommended!!

2 months ago

Tough hike for me but well worth the views at the top. Will do this one again.

2 months ago

Good hike

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