Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

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

Quiet, easy trail , nice

walking
25 days ago

While being completely paved (not my favorite), this trail is definitely worth visiting. The falls are absolutely beautiful. The trail is short and sweet, well maintained and dog friendly. VERY packed when I went to visit. I wouldn't really say this is a hike - more like an uphill walk.

Went in from the parking lot for Raven Cliff Falls. Had to ford the creek a couple times which made it more fun.Would suggest doing it from proper trailhead if you're not very adventurous.

Trail in great shape, easy, hope they fix the primary viewing deck soon.

We only had time to do 1 hike, and we were so glad we chose this one.

hiking
28 days ago

Hiked today, 1st and most important is this is a 6 mile hike not 5.2 Mostly flat, not too steep but the inclines are long, the worst part was the last bit heading from Helen to the Lodge. up,up and up. But one of the best hikes we have done in awhile took us an Hour and 10 mins to get from Lodge to Helen. And the wife was slow.

Very nice views. I love water falls and this trail is amazing!

Very beautiful trail, people say it’s well trafficked but when I went one day during the week, and barely saw people out there. I went later in the day, passed by the campsite and there were people down there but I only passed 2-3 people/groups on the trail, so the seclusion made it even better.

Just like people say, it’s pretty anticlimactic if you choose not to make the little extra climb at the end to get up to see the waterfall, but you still pass by some on the way,

great hike in early spring when the flowers are blooming...great hike all around..bring a picnic lunch and have it on the flat rocks. you're welcome

Paved walking trail with moderate elevation. Great for most skill levels with benches along the way to catch your breath.

1 month ago

Beautiful Trail gradual incline well shaded. The sounds of the Creek is wonderful. Several really nice camp sites. We did our full pack shake down hike took our time. We spent an hour at the Cliff Falls had a snack filtered a liter
of water with a our Versa Flow. The round trip took 4:20 including our one hour break. Being beginners and the fact I am 54 and my wife is 53 and I am use to sitting on my brains for a living. We had a blast. Tomorrow we will try our first Backpack overnight.

Awesome trail and very crowded . So go early .

The trail is very beautiful, amazing mini waterfalls along the way, but the ending is not worth it, decided to climb all the way to the top but is very dangerous, be cautious and watch your step.

This was awesome. I loved that it was not paved...a real hike! you have to look down a lot because of tree roots .they are everywhere but its what makes this so great! you get a real work out. dogs are welcome and all were very well behaved. you get to walk along the water and there are several water falls along the trail....it was awesome to get to the end! beautiful place.

Good trail. Beautiful whole way.

Hike itself was very nice. Waterfalls throughout were scenic. Very busy, however.

wonderful hike in the fall thru the spring...bring a picnic lunch and sit on the rocks and enjoy

hiking
1 month ago

It's a nice walk down to the falls. They are worth it. Right now part of the bridge is closed because if a downed tree. Happy trails all.

I loved this trail. It's a long one, but totally worth it. Okay, so the waterfall at the end honestly wasn't worth the walk for me personally, but the walk itself is wonderful. Most of this walk is absolutely beautiful. Trees provide great shade and it's a slight incline all the way. It's noticable but barely. At the end there is a rock scramble you can go up. I didn't just because I had asked a few people and they said it wasn't worth doing it. I got some amazing photos and It was well worth the trip. Happy trails all.

Nice hike, go early to beat the crowds.

1 month ago

Nice easy hike, no one on the trail, pretty waterfalls along the trail

This was a great hike with wife and another couple. the first half of the trail has great views of the stream that it follows. Very easy hike and should not be rated as moderate. make sure when you get to the cliffs, you go up the steep trail on the right to see the falls. beautiful falls that appear imbedded deep in the rock cliff. watch your step on the way down the upper falls as it is steep.

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