Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Helen, GA

There are 4 dog friendly hiking trails in Helen, and 7 more nearby. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Helen.

Pet Friendly Anna Ruby Falls
Anna Ruby Falls Anna Ruby Falls is a beautiful waterfall near Helen, GA. Located in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest, this picturesque spot can be accessed from a dog-friendly, half-mile trail within Unicoi State Park. Dogs are welcome on the trail, as long as they are leashed and cleaned up after. See Details
Pet Friendly Unicoi State Park
Unicoi State Park Fido is welcome to explore Unicoi State Park in Helen, GA! This dog-friendly park features 1,029 acres of adventure activities, a 53-acre lake nestled between mountaintops, and gorgeous trails to Helen and Anna Ruby Falls. Visiting pets must be friendly and on a short, sturdy leash. Dog owners must be courteous to other patrons and clean up after their pets in all areas of the park. There is an entrance fee per vehicle. See Details
Unicoi to Helen Trail Unicoi to Helen Trail is a 3-mile, one-way, pet-friendly pathway that leads from Unicoi State Park into Helen's bustling Bavarian downtown. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on this moderate, heavily trafficked hike, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them and they remain on a short leash. See Details
Raven Cliffs Trail Raven Cliffs Trail is a dog-friendly trail in Helen, GA. This trail is home to a trout stream, 40 foot waterfall, mossy areas, and acres of wildflowers. Your leashed dog is welcome to join you on the trail, but they must be picked up after to adhere to the Leave No Trace practices of the park. Please check the website for current rates of admittance. See Details
Moccasin Creek State Park Dog-friendly Moccasin Creek State Park in Clarkesville, GA is open seasonally. The park is closed from December 1st - March 15th. The park has 3 miles of trails available for hiking with Fido, including Hemlock Falls Trail. Highlighting the outstanding natural beauty in the area, this hike allows visitors to explore a waterfall-filled valley before reaching Hemlock Falls. With cascading whitewater over a sheer cliff and into a calm pool below, Hemlock Falls is a must-see within Moccasin Creek State Park. A sandy beach below the waterfall is an ideal spot to grab a snack, drink, or capture a photo with Fido. See Details
Preacher's Rock Preacher's Rock is a pet-friendly hike in Suches, GA. As you walk the trail, you’ll be treated to incredible views for miles across tree-covered peaks and valleys. The biggest payoff is at Preachers Rock, which offers views to Big Cedar Mountain and beyond. During spring and summer, wildflowers line the pathway to add a bit of color to the pathway. This beautiful hike is also one of the easier stretches of the A.T. in the Peach State at just 2 miles roundtrip and takes 1-2 hours to complete. Leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Union County Recreation Center Dog Park Bring your dog to play off-leash in the designated area of this park, which includes lovely wooded trails bordering the water. See Details
Mount Yonah Trail Popular with locals and tourists alike, Mount Yonah Trail is dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners as they hike through a forest, past wildflowers, steep drop-offs, and exposed rock outcrops to panoramic views at the summit. The hike is roughly four miles round trip and is moderately strenuous. See Details
Cupid Falls Take Fido for a leisurely stroll that ends at a view! Cupid Falls, located in Young Harris, GA, offers a short, even, pet-friendly trail that is perfect for young children and dogs, making this a great stop for the whole family. The trail leads to a small waterfall. There is an area where you may enter the water to cool off. See Details
Blood Mountain Loop Blood Mountain Loop is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome on this six mile loop across the southern Appalachians. There’s a historic, rustic shelter to explore on the way. This trail is rated difficult. See Details
Minnehaha Falls Trail Minnehaha Falls Trail is pet-friendly. This hike departs the trailhead, marked with a green diamond and the number 147, located off the unpaved Bear Gap Road near Lakemont, Georgia. The hike ascends a wooden staircase, trekking southwest toward the waterfall. Dogs are welcome on a leash, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details