Helton Creek Falls Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, GA
miles
LENGTH 0.3 MILES
DIFFICULTY 1 Easy
DURATION 30 minutes
ELEVATION GAIN
120
feet
TRAIL TYPE
There And
Back Again
Helton Creek Falls

Helton Creek Falls trail offers an impressive double waterfall for extremely little effort making this a great short trail for families with younger children. This makes a great side trip on your way to or from Helen, GA or in combination with other hikes in the area.

Begin your journey down the trail to the right of the parking area. The trail heads down quickly as it departs the road above. Along the way you can see the falls during winter and spring before the leaves have returned. You can definitely hear it as you approach.

At .1 miles in, the trail splits. Head down the steps to view the Lower Helton Creek Falls. Afterward, head back up and continue to climb another short staircase until you read the viewing platform for the Upper Helton Creek Falls. Cascading down the rock for about 50ft, Helton Creek Falls is quite impressive. Soak up the surroundings then head back the way you came to complete your adventure.

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Details
length0.3 miles
difficulty1 Easy
duration30 minutes
features Dog Friendly  Waterfall 
trail typeThere And Back Again
blazeNone
elevation gain120 ft.
state Georgia 
park/forestChattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
ranger districtBlue Ridge Ranger District
2042 Highway 515 West
Blairsville, GA 30512
706-745-6928
parking feeNone
trailhead coordinates 34.753247, -83.894337 (Degree Decimal, DegDec)
N 34°45.19, W 83°53.66 (Degree Minutes, MinDec)
N 34°45'12'', N 34°45'12'' (Degree Minutes Seconds, DMS)
Trailhead Directions
34.753247, -83.894337 (Degree Decimal, DegDec)
N 34°45.19, W 83°53.66 most GPS units use this one
N 34°45'12'', N 34°45'12'' (Degree Minutes Seconds, DMS)
Google Map It
From US-19/US-129, head 2.2 miles down Helton Creek Road. From GA-348/Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway, the road crosses Helton Creek making this direction impassable for most vehicles.
Notes
Some areas of the trail can be wet and muddy. At the lower falls especially, be careful of slippery wet rocks.
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4 (1)
hikethesouth-8 months ago
Good For What It Is
This barely qualifies as a hike, more like a few steps off the road. That being said, both falls are very nice making this great for younger children.
Easy | Hiked Spring 2018
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