July is rapidly coming to an end but if the rain can hold out there are several weeks to squeeze in some amazing North Georgia Mountain warm weather activities before school starts back! Hiking to waterfalls is one of the top rated family outings in my opinion. There are many waterfalls surrounding our beautiful countryside. A while ago I wrote about Fall Branch Falls in Blue Ridge and wanted to highlight one in Blairsville aswell. Helton Creek Falls, located close to Vogel State Park, is truly a sight to behold.
I believe most people would be able to enjoy this walk without it being too strenuous. There are some roots and wood steps but with careful walking, this should be a fairly easy .2 mile hike.
The lower fall drops over a 30 foot ledge tumbling into a pool below. There is a nice flat rock area to have a picnic or even to sit while little ones are in the swimming hole. However, if you’re like me, you want to play in the swimming hole too!! When we went, even in the summer, it was a little chilly due to not much sunlight hitting this area. It was a wonderful way to cool off though! You can bring your pet to this area as well for some swimming play time! There is a second upper falls that is very tall and drops approximately 60 feet. It is an absolutely beautiful view as you can stand on the observation deck and admire another one of God’s amazing creations.
So if you are in Blairsville enjoying the Green Bean Festival, make one of your stops the beautiful Helton Creek Falls. You won’t be disappointed!