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Beautiful Saturday Hike Helen to Unicoi State Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: North Main St and Dye St in Helen, GA   Hike: Beautiful Saturday Hike Helen to Unicoi State Park  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 29 2022  10:00 am >> Sat, Jan 29 2022 12:30 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Jan 25 2022 7:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 29 2022 10:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Sue M.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Please join me for a beautiful hike on the Helen to Unicoi State Park trail.  This is a perfect hike for those that want to get out hiking more but not ready for high elevation.  We will be hiking approx 5.5 miles at a moderate pace.  This is an out and back trail that is well maintained and wide enough to walk side by side with an elevation gain of approx 600 ft.   While this trail is mostly though the woods along a creek there are 2 sections that pass through open clearings.  We will hike to Unicoi State Park lodge where we will take a short break.  There are bathrooms at the lodge. 

We are meeting at the gazebo in Unicoi Hill Park which is at the corner of North Main Street and Dye Street in Helen.  There is a small free parking lot in the park but also plenty of street/public parking along Main Street.  Be prepared to possibly have to pay to park. 

We are starting promptly at 10:00 a.m.  Please allow yourself enough time to find a parking spot and walk to the meeting location.   

NOTE......this is a moderate pace hike.  Not a fast fitness hike and not leisurely. Please be prepared to stay with the group.   

 Optional lunch after the hike in Helen. 

Required Items to Bring:


Hiking shoes/boots

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hiking poles


Money for optional lunch after the hike

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