Yonah Mountain Trail

Chatahoochee National Forest, Georgia

Elevation Gain1,895ft
Trailhead Elevation1,734ft
Elevation Min/Max1734/3163ft
Elevation Start/End1734/1734ft

Yonah Mountain Trail

Yonah Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in White County, Georgia. It is within Chatahoochee National Forest. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 1,734 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,895 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. Yonah Mountain (elevation 3,143 feet) can be seen along the trail. There are also camp sites, meadows, a cliff, and a bare rock along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Yonah Mountain Access Road.

Yonah Mountain Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Near the center of White Country lies massive Yonah Mountain, a 3156-foot peak with a great brow of exposed granite stretching across its upper face. That sea of granite has made climbing the primary activity on Yonah, though improved access has attracted more hikers. A gravel access road leads to a well-constructed parking area.

A unique aspect of Yonah is that it serves as a training site for the US Army Ranger 5th Battalion. The Mountain Phase of Ranger School includes climbing instruction, so the rangers have established bolted routes that are ideal for beginner or intermediate climbers and are open to the public when not in use by the school. Less than a mile in, a grassy clearing offers views of a placid valley, and higher on the mountain, exposed granite faces make a great perch to look out over rolling forested ridges and the lowlands to the south."

"Mount Yonah is a rugged, bald-faced mountain standing along in the valley between Cleveland and Helen. Its solitary prominence makes it easy to spot. You'll circle Yonah on this ride and there are only a few places where its towering cliffs cannot be seen.

Expect several sets of rather long hills and on a clear day, lots of bright (and sometimes very hot) sunshine. The farm valleys along this route are quite scenic. Points of interest: Town of Cleveland- Georgia's gateway to the mountains and home to the world-famous Cabbage Patch Dolls; views of Mount Yonah."

Yonah Mountain Trail Reviews

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If I had known about the breathtaking view at the end, I would have put this trail on my bucket list. The scenery is something you have to go see for yourself. Then go eat at Yonah Bugers when you're done!
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Yonah is a wonderful hike with beautiful views. It is now has a good access road and new trailhead with restrooms. The hike has unbelievable vistas and is very pretty. Well worth it!

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Trail Information

Chatahoochee National Forest
Nearby City
Chatahoochee National Forest
Skill Level
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-minute Helen
Local Maps

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Sep 2018