Hiking near Helen

Find a great hike near Helen, Georgia! Our favorite hikes near this Bavarian alpine town explore view-packed summits on the Appalachian Trail, lush creek valleys, and tumbling waterfalls.

Helen is one of North Georgia’s top destinations, well loved for its alpine Bavarian downtown, fantastic dining and great shopping. But if you’ve only visited the town for its well-loved Oktoberfest and German fare, you’re missing out: it’s central to Georgia’s best hiking trails, and makes for a great basecamp for a North Georgia adventure! Hike the Appalachian Trail at nearby Unicoi Gap to Tray Mountain, or explore the beautiful Dukes Creek Falls and Raven Cliff Falls just north of town. Or, chase down an adventure on one of our favorite hikes near Helen: