Waterfalls in Helen, Georgia

Waterfalls in Helen, Georgia
Helen, Georgia is located along the Chattahoochee River in the northeast part of the state. The town is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, which makes it an excellent area for hiking. Helen offers many sightseeing opportunities, such as the Cherokee Indian Mounds. Visitors can also enjoy tubing, mini golf, horseback riding, swimming and shopping.

Duke's Creek Falls

Duke's Creek Falls is a Helen waterfall that is actually located on Davis Creek. Gold was found in Duke's creek as early as the 1500's, and panning for gold is still a popular past time near the falls. Duke's Creek falls are nearly 400 feet in height and the first section of the Duke's creek trail is wheelchair accessible. The fall's offer hiking, swimming and picnicking.

Duke's Creek Falls
6145 Highway 75 Alt
Helen, GA 30545‎
706-878-2625
georgiatrails.com/trails/dukescr.html

Raven Cliff's

Raven Cliff Falls is located along Dodd Creek in the Raven Cliff wilderness area. The hike up to the falls is challenging even for the most experienced hikers. The terrain is rugged and steep and the hiker must cross streams and move across a rock bluff. The water at Raven Cliff falls appears to come out of a giant crack in the rocks, which makes it one of the most unusual falls in Helen.

Raven Cliff Wilderness Area
Smithgall Woods Conservation Site
61 Tsalake Trail
Helen, GA 30545
706-878-3087
georgiatrails.com/trails/raven.html

Anna Ruby Falls

Anna Ruby Falls is located within the Georgia State Park of Unicoi. The park is located just North of the downtown Alpine village of Helen. The waterfall was named after the daughter of one of the wealthiest landowners in the area, John Nichols. The hike up to the falls is a moderate four mile, paved climb. The entrance to the falls has a gift shop, picnic tables with grills, bathrooms and plenty of parking.

Anna Ruby Falls
3455 Anna Ruby Falls Rd
Helen, GA, 30545
800-573-9659
georgiatrails.com/trails/annaruby.html

Horse Trough Falls

Horse trough falls is located in a watershed of the Chattahoochee river along the Mark Trail wilderness. The falls are 55 feet in height and are fullest after a heavy rain. The trail up to the falls is wide and perfect for families. Cross over a wooden bridge to get up to the falls. The base of the trail has a campground that offers camping and picnic sites.

Horse Trough Falls
Highway 75
Helen, GA 30545
georgiatrails.com/trails/horsetrough.html

Article Written By Melody Dawn

Melody Dawn has been writing since 2004. Her work has appeared in the "Gainesville Times," "Player's Press" and USA Today. Her writing focuses on gardening, home improvement, travel, sports, business, parenting and education. Dawn holds a Master of Business and is working on a Master of Journalism.

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