Helton Creek Falls is easy to enjoy with a large cascade into a beautiful pool at its base and an easy walk in off of Helton Creek Road.
At a Glance
- 0.8 mi round trip
- Awesome View
- Great for Kids
- Great for Dogs
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Helton Creek Falls - Trip Details
The parking area off of Helton Creek Road is marked with a small sign for the falls. The trail descends quickly off of the road to the base of the falls with a boardwalk and stairs to make the trek a bit easier.
The Lower Helton Creek Falls is a wide and tall affair, dropping about 30 feet into the pool below. Climbing back up and following the trail to the left, you can see Upper Helton Creek Falls with is taller but not as wide.
The entire round trip hike is just over 1/2 mile, so why not work in another hike or waterfall while you're in the area?
More Waterfalls around Helton Creek Falls
This area of the state is fertile for waterfall chasers. Just north of Helton Creek Falls, you can stop and see Trahlyta Falls at the outlet of Lake Trahlyta at Vogel State Park.
Further south on Highway 19, you can visit DeSoto Falls just off of the highway or Dick's Creek Falls further south, another wide cascade.
West on 180, you have a chance to visit Horse Trough Falls, Blue Hole Falls, or the ever-popular Anna Ruby Falls, one of the most popular waterfalls in the state.
Closer to Helen, see the nearby Raven Cliff Falls or Dukes Creek Falls.
Helton Creek Falls Map, Directions, and Resources
GPS Coordinates34.753167, -83.894233
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