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.
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."
--Marcus Woolf, Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia (Wilderness Press).
"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."
--Jim Parham, Road Bike North Georgia (Milestone Press).
Nice, thanks for the review Joe!
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