Yonah Mountain Trail

Chatahoochee National Forest, Georgia

Distance2.4mi
Elevation Gain1,895ft
Trailhead Elevation1,734ft
Top3,163ft
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.

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia (Wilderness Press)
Marcus Woolf
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"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." Read more

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9/11/2010
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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2/1/2009
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
Parks
Moderate
Skill Level
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-minute Helen
Local Maps

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Dec 2018