Unicoi to Helen Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews
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Unicoi to Helen Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Helen, Georgia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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.

5.2 miles
793 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


2 days ago

trail running
5 days ago

Not a bad run if staying in Helen.

22 days ago

29 days ago

1 month ago

Started in Helen, hiking towards Unicoi State Park. Hiked only about 1.5 miles (of 3.0) each way due to time constraints. Walk was pleasant with minimal elevation change in early part of walk. Trail was well-maintained. Packed soil. Minimal roots and rocks. Shared with family with stroller at beginning.

2 months ago

We loved it. We took our time on the way to Helen by the way back we hustled and made it back in an hour. It was BEAUTIFUL too. Though the last 30 minutes is just woods it is still pretty.

2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful hike! Fairly easy, only one steep incline. Will definitely hike this one again soon!

3 months ago

Great trail. Was longer then expected but that didn't really matter. We loved it. We hiked it with 20 people, 12 were under 14 years old. It was challenging for them because of its length but everyone had fun! The mileage from the trail entrance according to my watch was 3 miles into the park in town. So in reality it is a 6 mile there and back. Not 5.3. Just FYI.

4 months ago

4 months ago

4 months ago

loved this trail!! Will hike it again amx again. We left from Unicoi and hiked to Helen. minimum steep hills in the direction.

7 months ago

9 months ago

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Very nice and easy. Some trees cut the path and are kind of dangerous to run around.

Friday, September 04, 2015

Great trail. Had not been cleared in a while but the blazons(markers) were in great places to see throughout the trail. Great trail to hike on a fall afternoon.

Friday, April 17, 2015

A varied and pretty hike suitable for all ages. The trail connects Unicoi State Park and the tourist destination town of Helen, GA. Trail features wooded areas, a creek, some open fields, and a few switchbacks with occasional moderate inclines. Well-maintained trail. Our 6 & 10 year old kids managed to hike the trail out and back (totaling about 7 miles) without any trouble. A nice day trip there & back if you spend some time in Helen, GA. Unicoi features some beautiful falls in a separate area of the park. Enjoyed it!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Easy family hike, not much to see...

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Pretty easy trail to take the family on. Moderate with some parts that could be strenuous. Not to much to see, the river/creek is near the beginning of the trail. After the river/creek there is not to much to see.

Monday, January 02, 2012