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“Yonah Mountain Hiking Trail”

Yonah Mountain Hiking Trail
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US$155.00*
and up
Bartram Trail Hike plus Wine Tasting
Ranked #11 of 37 things to do in Helen
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Cleveland, Georgia
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Yonah Mountain Hiking Trail”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

This is a very good day hike, give yourself 3 hours to complete comfortably. The trail starts up the mountain gradually with moderate inclines and switchbacks to the first "landing" area. Take a break here and enjoy the views because the next 1/4 mile is very steep, rocky and generally tough. If you guts this out you arrive at the Army camp area that has facilities and is a good place for a second break. For the rest of the ascent, you can chose either a moderate switchback trail or a shorter more aggressive straight up path. I take one up and the other down. Stop and enjoy the views at the top with shear cliffs affording unobstructed west/northwest views. Predatory birds catch thermals during warm weather. I have had a few snake sightings but none poisonous (black, milk). I do this often (local) and recommend giving it a try.

Visited January 2014
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English first
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201 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Good Hike with a View”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

This was 5 miles round trip. Marked fairly well. The elevation change was 1400 ft. There are lots of granite outcrops. Hiking poles are recommended. Some places are quite rocky. The are some great views. The army also trains in this area so be aware if it is closed due to them training. Rock climbers also frequent the rock face. It's a great hike. May be challenging for those who are not in shape. It is free.

Visited November 2013
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“Beautiful Scenery!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013 via mobile

It was a gorgeous hike through the woods and up the mountain. I exercise and run daily and still rate this hike as strenuous. Mostly up hill and lots.of rocks. The view at the top of Yonah.is well worth it!!! We had a great hike!

Visited August 2013
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Gainesville, Florida
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Buggy, but beautiful views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

We couldn't hike to the top because the army was training, but we did hike to the helicopter landing. Amazing views of the valley! A bit buggy on the hike since it rained earlier that day. Prepare for some uneven ground and up hill climbs, but overall, great for a free hike!

Visited August 2013
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Beech Island, South Carolina
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“great camping!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

this is a great place for a nice weekend hike and camp. no facilities so be prepared to use the woods. its a short hike but can be a bit steep in places. great place for rock climbers too. love this mtn under a clear night. tons of stars and beauty!

Visited November 2012
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