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Hiking Trails in Helen, Georgia You Might Want To Try

Posted by Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals on Sat, Jul 17, 2021

When you are on vacation, is hiking one of your to-do activities? One of the great outdoor activities, hiking is one of the easiest to organize and rewarding to do. Not only is it a good way to exercise but it also makes you appreciate the natural beauty around you. 

Before you go for a hike, remember to wear your hiking boots, bring lots of water, put on sunscreen, and wear weather-appropriate attire.

Here are the best hiking trails you can go in Helen, Georgia:

1. Anna Ruby Falls

A 0.9-mile trail, it features a beautiful waterfall and is good for all skill levels. Accessible throughout the whole year round, the trail is used for hiking and nature trips. The trail is paved which leads to two observation decks and a picnic area if you want to stop by and appreciate the double waterfalls. Once you cross Smith Creek over a bridge, you will see luscious wildflowers and rocks thick with moss. The area is child and dog-friendly but you have to put the dog on a leash. The hike is pretty easy although the outbound trek is mostly uphill. And while the twin waterfalls are clearly the main attraction, the trail itself is a beautiful one.

2. Raven Cliff Falls Trail

Featuring a waterfall, the Raven Cliff Falls Trail is rated moderate and a 9.3-kilometer trail located near Helen, Georgia. Aside from hiking, you can go fishing and watching the wildlife. The trail follows a beautiful creek with several waterfalls. The majority of the trail is covered, well marked, and maintained. At the end of the trail is gorgeous waterfalls.

3. Duke’s Creek Falls in Chattahoochee National Forest

Photo credit to the owner

Considered a moderate trail, the Duke's Creek Falls Trail is kid and dog-friendly. It is just north of Helen and two miles out and back through a mountain stream-filled forest. There are viewing platforms where you can watch the gorgeous 150 ft tall drop of Duke's Creek Falls. You can go hiking, walking, or bird watching here. There are wooden boardwalks and stairs occasionally along the way and most of the trail is wide and flat with switchbacks. If you want to rest, there are also benches available.

4. Bottoms Loop at Unicoi

A two-mile loop is considered and rated moderate. As you hike, you will pass plenty of rhododendrons, mountain laurels, and hemlocks. The trail crosses several brooks and winds through a hardwood forest. It will then meet the rippling waters of Smith Creek. A beginner-friendly trail, it has compacted soil.

5. Ash Creek in Smithgall Woods

Rated slightly more difficult than the other trails, the Ash Creek Loop trails are at 3.8 miles round trip. There is a stream crossing and a covered bridge. The trail is mostly used for running and hiking. It is also a good chance to see wildlife.

6. Laurel Ridge Trail Loop

Photo credits to the owner

Accessible all year round, the trail is 2.6 kilometers and good for all skill levels. This trail offers pretty scenery with a nice mountain overlook at the top. There is a moderate incline and downhill and some loose gravel. Best to bring a walking stick and wear closed-toe shoes. The trail is well marked but some of the posts can be hard to see. Pay attention to the arrow directions on the posts.

7. Andrews Cove Trail

The trail is two miles and follows an old logging road up Andrews Cove to the Application Trail and Forest Service Rd 283 at Indian Grave Gap. The crease is deep along the trail. Above Andrews Creek, the mountain walls rise 1,000 ft. There is a stream.

8. Tallulah Gorge North and South Rim Trails

This is a heavily trafficked loop trail and rated it as moderate. 1.8 mile, the trail is accessible all year-round and dog-friendly. There are waterfalls. The hike allows you to watch stunning views of the canyon's rim without making a difficult descent into the gorge. 

Which trail are you keen to go? 

Cabins you can stay after hiking

Luxurious Treehouses

Relax in our luxurious and private treehouses with spa-like amenities. Reconnect with nature and wildlife as you fill your lungs with clean and fresh air on a walk along our private tracks. The treehouses will give you a true sense of home and comfort in the wilderness but not too far from civilization. 

These treehouses are perfect for romantic weekends or a relaxing break with a small family as it accommodates four people. After your hike, this is the ultimate immersion in nature and comfort.

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Pet Friendly Cabins In Helen Georgia - Something To Bark About

Posted by Tom Telford on Fri, May 07, 2021

Are you one of the increasing numbers of vacationers that wouldn't dream of leaving your pet back at home when you travel? If so, you're no doubt aware of the challenges involved with finding accommodations that are pleasing to both you and your dog.

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What's the Latest Top 5 Things to Do In Helen GA?

Posted by Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals on Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Traveling to Helen, Georgia? Georgia's third most visited city, there are many things you can do in the Alpine town of Helen. We have the top five places you can go and try!

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You Can Now Rent These Treehouse Cabins in Georgia

Posted by Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals on Thu, Mar 18, 2021

Treehouse cabins are in Georgia! If you are into luxurious cabins and treehouses, Sky's the Limit and Top of the Line are for you. 

Set in dreamy locations, these treehouse cabins will help you glamp among the trees without having to rough it on the hardwood forest floor in a tent. 

The treehouse cabins offer a secluded location where you can relax with the convenience of accessing outdoor fun. It has everything you could ever dream of in a vacation. From exciting activities like wine tasting to hiking to the waterfalls, there is some type of activity for everyone.

About the Treehouse Cabins

You will be deep in the forest, which will make for an enchanting stay. Accommodating up to a maximum of four guests, the cabins have one bedroom with comfortable king bed and the loft has a sleeper sofa.

Having two levels, on the top floor is a game of billiards and a sleeper sofa. Watch the views as you are 60 ft up.

On the main floor is the master bedroom, fully-equipped kitchen, main living room, fireplace, infrared sauna, hot tub, inside jacuzzi tub, and more. 

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7 Plants You Will See Everywhere In Helen, Georgia

Posted by Kelly Holland on Mon, Jan 07, 2019

Are you tired of city living? Experience a quieter way of life in Helen, Georgia, where native plant and wildlife abounds. You’ll’ find the native flora and fauna everywhere you go in the town and get a look at the natural history of the region.

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This Month's Travel Content Roundup

Posted by Jason Scott Montoya on Tue, Feb 07, 2017

Photo courtesy of The Gaurdian, Richrd Pennington/Photocrowd.com

We've gathered and shared travel content from around the web. As always, you can follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest to get this news when we first post it.

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Hike The Beautiful Raven Cliff Falls with Loved Ones

Posted by Toby Bloomberg on Fri, Aug 12, 2016

This blog post is part of “YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE NORTH GEORGIA OUTDOORS” blog series.

Helen, Georgia's attractions are countless. From the German-style shops in town to the scenic Georgia mountains, there is never a shortage of things to do.

The area is also the perfect setting for seeing stunning waterfalls, one of nature's most beautiful wonders.

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Blue Ridge Hiking In Georgia: Tips For Exploring

Posted by Tom Telford on Wed, Sep 17, 2014

This blog post is part of “YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE NORTH GEORGIA OUTDOORS” blog series.

How do you plan to experience the beauty of northern Georgia during your next vacation?

Because we're lucky to have our own piece of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountain range within our vicinity, many travelers who stay in north Georgia choose to make hiking a part of their vacation itinerary.

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Your Guide To Breathtaking Views Around Helen, Georgia

Posted by Tom Telford on Wed, Aug 13, 2014

This blog post is part of “YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE NORTH GEORGIA OUTDOORS” blog series.

Helen is host to a variety of activities, such as hiking and whitewater rafting, and is one of the most gorgeous wildernesses on the planet. If you're looking for some attractive places to enjoy some fresh air and relaxation, here are a few of the best of Georgia's Forests & State Parks in the area.

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Hiking The Tallulah Gorge State Park And Seeing The Tallulah Falls

Posted by Tom Telford on Fri, May 16, 2014

This blog post is part of “YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE NORTH GEORGIA OUTDOORS” blog series.

You may have heard of the seven natural wonders of the world, but did you know that Georgia is home to seven natural wonders of its own?

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