Taking weekend trips with friends can be fun, but sometimes you just need some time alone with your BFF or bae after a long week at work. There are plenty of long trails in The Peach State that are perfect for just that, and some of them are even free. The trail to Georgia's Yonah Mountain is both free and a great destination for a pair.
You'll find Yonah Mountain located within the Appalachian Mountain foothills near Helen, Georgia. It's a popular trail for the payout of stunning views that you'll get at the summit.
The trail length is only about 2.1-miles, which might not sound too difficult, but the elevation gain can be a little intense, especially for novice climbers.
Once you're close to the summit, you'll take a flight of stone stairs that'll lead you to some of the most beautiful panoramic views in the entire state.
If you're looking for just a short day hike that'll only take a few hours or a way to shake up your workout game, this mountain trail might be the one for you.
It might be a little hot in Georgia during the summer, but trees will canopy your path to help keep you cool.
It's also open all year-round, so no matter when you decide to take this adventure, you won't be disappointed. The views never expire and change with the seasons.
Even though you might be out in the open with little shade at the summit, you can set out a towel or blanket to take a break before you start your trek back down.
What you'll see around you is farmland, grassy mountain tops, and a few water features that might just make your eyes go wide.
Make sure you lather up that sunscreen, bring plenty of snacks and water, and make have enough storage on your phone for top-notch photos before you head on your adventure up Yonah Mountain.
Address: 1900 Chambers Rd., Cleveland, GA
Why You Need To Go: This is the perfect trail in Georgia to go on a solo or couples hike with stunning panoramic views for days. Pack a picnic and you have an affordable and cute day date.
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