Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Helen with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

not really a hard hike but you can see the beauty of nature

Great park to avoid the crowds at Raven Cliff and Yonah. Tsalaki Trail (mostly paved) follows Duke’s Creek to a covered bridge and eventually a spur trail to Chunanee Falls (tall pines and the beautiful creek here had me feeling this was much more remote). Lots of other side trails, one through a wetland and another to a gold prospecting site.

I loved the views on this trail. It was a bit rooty but not bad. I am new to hiking and did the trail with ease. To get the cave with waterfall tho is a boulder climb which may be where you turn around! The bathrooms tho were horrid I held it the entire time because of how bad they were.

on Anna Ruby Falls Trail

walking
3 days ago

I really liked these falls. Easy to get to, the path is steep- beautiful

My family and I had a great time on this beautiful hike. We love hiking near water and this hike follows the creek more than 90% of the time. My daughters are 6 and 7 and pretty experienced hikers already. This was an easy hike for them and our 2 dog (Vizsla & Yorkie).

Beautiful hike! Did this with my sons last weekend. It was cloud and overcast, so we stayed cool. The falls are a great payoff. I don't recommend climbing to the top of the cliff, it has gotten very dangerous since my last visit a few years ago.

I have hiked about 100 trails with waterfalls and this trail is by far the most beautiful! Very easy hike in and out. Well marked and maintained.
There are actually two falls at the end with a smaller one along the way.
I would give it 10 stars if I could!!

One of my favorite hikes now. The entire hike you’re hiking along a beautiful creek and the incline is easy/moderate until you get to the cliff-which is a very steep and slightly treacherous climb rather than hike but the views to see the waterfall and top of cliff are more than worth it

hiking
10 days ago

Great trail for all ages!

Great hike! This is one of those hikes where the journey is a enjoyable as the destination...pretty woods, creek crossings, we took our dogs and they loved it as well.

Great hike! I would rate most of the trail easy and very pet/kid friendly. Many photo opportunities of the beautiful waterfalls.
if you want to climb to the top of the falls it is very steep and I would rate it as strenuous.

hiking
11 days ago

Beautiful hike with fall color and lots of photo opportunities. Don’t know that I’d rate it as moderate. More like an easy hike. Only a few ups and downs. Passed lots of kids and dogs. Lots of falls along the way. Lots of places to stop and have a picnic. Fall was running heavy after recent rains.

hiking
15 days ago

Absolutely beautiful hike and the waterfalls really nice to hear along the way. The leaves were falling and the contrast of colors were so nice. Loved this trail so much!

hiking
15 days ago

Wonderful trail! Follows a creek the whole way, so you get interesting scenery around every bend and the constant, calming sound of babbling water. Plus, there's plenty of places to stop, splash in the creek, or just set awhile and relax. Saw a lot of people camping along the trail.

The waterfall at the end was unique, but kind of a let down. But I didn't mind because the hike there and back was fantastic! This was a fairly crowded trail, so recommend going on a weekday if you can. My dog loved it, with plenty of shade and water to splash in so she stayed cool despite the summer heat.

hiking
15 days ago

This trail is paved the entire way, so it's not a very "natural" experience. I guess it makes it more accessible to all ages, so better for families. There are other beautiful falls in the area that you can take a real hike to and that don't charge admission.

hiking
17 days ago

This trail is perfect for all ages! Easy hike in. Just watch out for tree roots. Very unique waterfall. Never seen anything like it. I always wondered what it was like bc of the pictures. This is one you need to see for yourself. The water was flowing real good after Friday’s rain. The fall leaves on the ground made the perfect setting for a beautiful hike!

Beautiful falls. lots of people, tho.

hiking
20 days ago

Nice walk to the observation deck. Deck is damaged from a fallen tree so part of the viewing area is inaccessible. Still beautiful views of the falls.

Short but the falls are worth it

Shaded, so always cool. Streams along most of the trail, so there are lots of places for pups to stop and cool off. Lots of roots. So watch your step! Favorite hike in North Georgia!

Steep but short walk to the falls but it’s worth it. Great falls and well set up

This was a nice moderate 5.3 miler that was definitely an enjoyable hike. The first mile into it was a steady uphill climb. Not strenuous but just relentless. Once on the top, the rest was pretty easy. The weather was cool but sunny. Truly a great day to be on the trails. Although there were the ever present bear warnings, we didn't see anything but a couple of squirrels. The scenic views were very nice.

Rained a little bit the whole time but the hike was easy and there was plenty to look at. An excellent day hike.

Very nice trail. We ll definitely do it again

An absolute beautiful National Park. Well worth the price of admission. I was especially impressed with the Lions hiking trail for the blind.

I love this trail for the family. Very peaceful and beautiful, it's a great trail for your pet as well. Be prepared to pull over though paths are slim in some parts.

Really fun hike! The end is great.

Great hike. Only moderate if you're new to hiking, otherwise it's fairly easy. Make sure you have good shoes because the roots will test your footwear appropriately, which is really the only moderate part of the hike.

You're rewarded with a great cliff spot at the end, but get there early because around 10 onward it started filling up.

beautiful. a lot of water. ^_^
Many places to stop and just meditate

Nice hiking

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