Helen, Georgia

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  • Helen, Georgia

    Hike the Unicoi Lake Trail

    1.9 mi
    Unicoi State Park is a pleasant, refreshing park just outside of Helen, GA. There is a hiking trail, kayaking/canoeing launch, paddle boat rentals, camping area, and even a 3 segment zipline course (all three were fantastic)! Fishing is allowed, and when we went last there were a few kayakers fis...
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  • Helen, Georgia

    Raven Cliff Falls

    4.6
    4.78 mi / 584 ft gain
    The hike to Raven Cliff Falls round-trip is about 5 miles. The scenery is amazing the whole way through with beautiful cascading waterfalls and running streams filled with wildlife everywhere you look. Along the way, there are a few campsites where during the warm months you'll see many tents set...
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  • Cleveland, Georgia

    Mount Yonah Trail

    4.17 mi / 1430 ft gain
    Mount Yonah Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Cleveland, Georgia.
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  • Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia

    Unicoi Gap and Indian Grave Gap Loop

    5.0
    5.04 mi / 1765 ft gain
    The Unicoi Gap and Indian Grave Gap Loop in Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia, is a moderately challenging hiking trail. Spanning approximately 5.04 miles, the loop offers a variety of terrain, including forested areas, open fields, and rocky paths. The trail is known for its two significant landmarks: U...
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  • Cleveland, Georgia

    Hike the Appalachian Trail to Preachers Rock

    5.0
    2.1 mi / 425 ft gain
    The Appalachian Trail is arguably the most famous thru-hike in the world.  Along its 2,181-mile journey, there are many beautiful mountain views, and Preachers Rock is definitely one of them.  A large granite slab near the summit of Big Cedar Mountain reveals mountain views that are truly the epi...
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  • Dahlonega, Georgia

    Lake Zwerner (aka Yahoola Creek Reservoir)

    5.0
    3.24 mi / 367 ft gain
    Lake Zwerner (aka Yahoola Creek Reservoir) is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Dahlonega, Georgia.
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  • Blairsville, Georgia

    Nottely Reservoir Trail

    2.53 mi / 335 ft gain
    Nottely Reservoir Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Blairsville, Georgia.
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  • Blue Ridge, Georgia

    Long Branch Loop Trail

    5.0
    2.33 mi / 299 ft gain
    Long Branch Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Blue Ridge, Georgia.
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  • Cumming, Georgia

    Hike the Indian Seats Trail

    4.3
    3.24 mi / 453 ft gain
    The Sawnee Mountain Preserve is easy to get to with a GPS and offers plenty of parking. To get to the Indian Seats Trail you will start down a short (.17 mile) trail that will take you to the trailhead. The Indian Seats Trail is a loop so once you reach the marked trail you can go either left or ...
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  • Cumming, Georgia

    Mountainside Loop Trail

    4.0
    5.35 mi / 823 ft gain
    Mountainside Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Cumming, Georgia.
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  • Suwanee, Georgia

    Sims Lake Park Trail

    5.0
    1.17 mi / 135 ft gain
    Sims Lake Park Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Suwanee, Georgia.
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  • Tellico Plains, Tennessee

    Camp at North River Campground and Dispersed Campsites

    North River Road is located in the Nantahala National Forest near Tellico Plains. To get to North River Campground you can either drive up the Cherohala Skyway about 6 miles then turn when you see the sign for the campground and bald river falls. Another way to get to the campsites along North Ri...
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  • Sylva, North Carolina

    Hike to Cowee Bald Fire Tower

    4.4 mi / 400 ft gain
    The Cowee Bald Fire Tower is located in the Nantahala National Forest near Bryson City North Carolina. To get there you can either drive almost all the way to the top about .2 miles from the top but to get there you will need to have a 4WD or a higher clearance vehicle to cross a small stream. Ho...
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  • Ellijay, Georgia

    Hike the Tumbling Waters Trail

    5.0
    1.3 mi / 160 ft gain
    Just North of Carters Lake lies one of its tributaries, Tails Creek.  The Tumbling Waters Trail follows along a scenic stretch of this creek as it cascades its way towards the lake.  This trail is moderately trafficked and considered a local favorite. The Tumbling Waters trailhead also contains a...
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