“Mount Yonah” is nestled in the Chattahoochee National Forest in north Georgia Between the white county towns of Cleveland and Helen. There is a signed trail that is about 2.5 mile trail that takes you to the top.
Mount Yonah also could be called the a climbing school mountain of Georgia for the number of people who come to learn rock climbing at the mountain..Yonah Mountain was a long-time training site for Army Rangers and is a very fun mountain to climb. Yonah is the Cherokee word for Bear and it is aptly named. Mount Yonah Trail Head is the trail that leads a hiker to the top of the mountain and is very popular for people who want to get the “right” amount of exercise.
Access to Mount Yonah is a sensitive issue. Don’t try to sneak through the gate with another car and drive the access road, you’ll get trapped between gates. You’ll have to walk in from the main road. There are signs directing you to the various climbing areas. The 5th Army Ranger Battalion from Camp Merril train here occasionally, and have control over the cliffs when they are present.. Training most commonly occurs on Wednesdays and Thursdays. To avoid conflicts, call 706-864-3367 extension # 230. No water is available at the campground or on the mountain. There is now a cement latrine in the upper parking lot that everyone can use. Pack out all trash.
To tell you more about what to expect, here are the links for more information about Mount Yonah including Atlanta Trails Trip Advisor, Yelp, All Trails, Forest Service and rockclimbing.com You can also comment below about your experiences here at Mount Yonah as well.