Unicoi to Helen Trail

MODERATE 28 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.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
616 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
5 minutes ago

great trail. easy to hike well maintained. watch out for mountain bikes as this trail does cross the mountain bike trail.

hiking
21 hours ago

hiking
6 days ago

Loved this trail. Lots of variety , easy hike and good workout.

2 months ago

It was a great trail except for the shot gun noises from the lodge

hiking
2 months ago

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4 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

Not a bad run if staying in Helen.

hiking
4 months ago

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4 months ago

hiking
5 months 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.

hiking
6 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.

hiking
6 months ago

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

7 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.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

8 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.

11 months ago