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Best trails in Helen

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Looking for a great trail near Helen, Georgia? AllTrails has 18 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Vogel State Park or Amicalola Falls State Park , we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Blue Ridge Wildlife Management Area or Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 9 easy trails in Helen ranging from 0.8 to 14.2 miles and from 1,496 to 3,838 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Helen
Top trails (18)
#1 - Raven Cliff Falls Trail
Raven Cliffs Wilderness
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
The incline on this trail is moderate until the end. The trail follows a river the whole way in, allowing for great views, and opportunity to cool down or for pets to get a quick drink. The trail is fShow more
#2 - Dukes Creek Trail
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
The current response to the COVID-19 emergency has closed several trails and recreation sites in Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests. Please see website for up to date info: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Show more
#3 - Anna Ruby Falls Trail
Tray Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 27 m
An easy walk on a paved path along a stream will take you to the falls, with plenty of plaques telling you all about the surroundings. Anna Ruby Falls is actually twin waterfalls created where two sepShow more
#4 - Unicoi to Helen Trail
Unicoi State Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
Unicoi to Helen Trail is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Helen, Georgia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, rShow more
#5 - Unicoi Gap and Indian Grave Gap Loop
Swallow Creek Wildlife Management Area
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 3 h 11 m
Unicoi Gap and Indian Grave Gap Loop is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Helen, Georgia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily uShow more
#6 - Laurel Ridge Trail Loop
Smithgall Woods State Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 51 m
Smithgall Woods State Park did a great job designing this trail with a breathtaking view of Mount Yonah. Show more
#7 - Unicoi Lake Loop Trail
Unicoi State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 59 m
Unicoi Lake Loop Trail is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Helen, Georgia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. DogShow more
#8 - Tray Mountain Road
Tray Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 14.2 mi
Please note: this trail may experience partial or full closures. The trail marked is very easy. There are side trails that are fun along the way. The section marked hard is a lot of fun. Pretty technShow more
#9 - Tsalaki Trail and Wetlands Loop
Smithgall Woods State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
Tsalaki Trail and Wetlands Loop is a 2.9 mile loop trail located near Helen, Georgia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking.Show more
#10 - Whitley Gap Shelter Trail
Cohutta Wildlife Management Area
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
A hiking trail in the North Georgia Mountains. The beginning portion is along the Appalachian Trail. This trail begins with a small section of the Appalachian Trail that ascends Wildcat Mountain fromShow more
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