Helton Creek Falls is a waterfall attraction near the Blood Mountain Wilderness in north Georgia. It’s nestled between the Walasi-Yi Interpretive Center and Vogel State Park. I’ve driven past the sign several times and I finally checked it out. It’s a fun little spot and a good excuse to break up your drive if you’re passing through the area.
The falls are a few miles down a paved road that turns to gravel about halfway there. The gravel is well graded and any car should be able to navigate the sometimes narrow road. You eventually see the two-stage cascade on your right from the road and park in the designated area just past the trailhead.
The .6 mile dirt trail is well maintained. It features stairs when necessary and ends at a viewing platform for the upper falls. This is one of the more kid-friendly attractions in the area because both stages of the cascade feature swimming holes.
There’s not much to say about this attraction. It’s fairly easy to access, the payoff-to-effort ratio is high, and it’s a very easy hike. I highly recommend bringing some bug spray because the area is a breeding ground for mosquitos.