Waterfalls on Helton Creek
Union County

 
Upper Falls on Helton Creek-Summer 2004


Upper Falls on Helton Creek-Fall 2004


Lower Falls-Summer 2004


Lower Falls-Fall 2004

There are two falls on Helton Creek in the Chattahoochee National Forests. The upper falls which has an observation deck is about 50 yards above the lower falls. These images taken summer and fall of 2004 show significant change resulting from high water moving large deadfall. To reach these falls go north from Dahlonega on US19 21.5 miles to Neels gap. Go another 1.7 miles to Helton Creek Rd. on the right. Follow Helton Creek Rd. 2.3 miles to a Forest Service parking area on the right. About half of this distance is paved. The well maintained trail with steps to both falls is about 200 yards and not very strenuous. The walk to both falls is about 200 yards on a well maintained trail with steps on the steeper slopes. During June or July the Carolina Rhododendren blooms adorn the waterfalls as shown below.

GPS and Topo Data:
N34º 45.2' W83º 53.7'
Elevation - 2260’