Northeast Georgia Mountains / Helen

Upper Chattahoochee River Blue Trail

Upper Chattahoochee River
Helen, GA 30571


The Upper Chattahoochee River Blue Water Trail is a 39-mile pristine section of waterway in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It offers excellent paddling for kayakers and canoeists, however, some experience is advisable before attempting Sections 2 and 3.

The trail begins at Sautee Creek in Helen and ends at Clarks Bridge Park (site of the Sprint Canoe/Kayak and Rowing events at the 1996 Olympic Games) in Gainesville.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Monday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thursday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Friday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Saturday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Rentals Available

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages