Georgia Mountain Coaster in Helen GA

Get ready for a European-style adventure with the new Georgia Mountain Coaster, open 7 days a week in Helen, GA! Built for both safety and speed, you can ride this attraction with either 1 or 2 people per cart. Cart drivers must be at least 56″ tall while riders must be 38″ tall (and 3+ years old). Riders control the speed of the cart, which tops out at 25mph!

Georgia Mountain Coaster

Georgia Mountain Coaster in Helen, Georgia – Open 7 Days!


Georgia Mountain Coaster in Alpine Helen

The attraction opens at 10 a.m. daily (during peak season) and has lights along the track for exciting weekend night-time rides. Prepare for a slow climb up the hillside, followed by quick descent down towards Helen’s S Main Street. YouTuber joeboy68 shared this cool video of the wooded ride through the trees (note how it speeds up considerably in the last half of the track!):


Georgia Mountain Coaster Hours

Note that coaster operation is always dependent on favorable weather conditions. No rides are allowed while there are thunderstorms or other bad weather in the area.

  • Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


How to Ride the Georgia Mountain Coaster

How to ride the Georgia Mountain Coaster in Helen GA

How to ride the Georgia Mountain Coaster in Helen

You will want to follow some simple rules to get the most enjoyment out of your Georgia Mountain Coaster ride. Be sure to dress for the experience by ensuring that you

  • Tie long hair into a bun — do NOT wear hair in a ponytail
  • Wear fitted clothing — do NOT wear loose clothing that may become caught on protruding objects

The sled operation is simple — just push the brake levers forward to accelerate and pull the same levers back to slow down. Keep a safe distance from the cart in front of you (80 feet or 160 feet if wet or icy). Stay seated and upright in the car at all times and be sure to keep your feet and hands inside the sled.

No bags or purses are allowed on the Georgia Mountain Coaster — either plan to leave your bags at home or utilize the lockers available near the ticket booth.

Note that whether you ride solo or with another rider that there is a weight restriction of 375 pounds per cart.


Cost of Georgia Mountain Coaster

Georgia Mountain Coaster Helen GA Tickets

Georgia Mountain Coaster Helen GA Tickets

Rates below are for your first ride on the Georgia Mountain Coaster — add a 2nd ride for half price!

  • Adults (ages 13+): $15
  • Kids (7 – 12): $12
  • Kids (3 – 6): $6
  • Group Rates (15+ people): adults get $3 off each ticket and kids get $2 off each ticket

Note that pricing rates are the same whether you ride the coaster by yourself or with a passenger.


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Georgia Mountain Coaster Contact Info

The Georgia Mountain Coaster is located on the hill at 8409 South Main Street in Helen.  Park in the free gravel parking lot or take a quick walk up from the stairs on Main Street (across from Paul’s on the River)!


Georgia Mountain Coaster Reviews

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How do you prefer to ride the Georgia Mountain Coaster? Do you rush through with as much speed as possible or take it slow to enjoy the views as long as possible?

10 Responses

  1. Larry Walker says:

    do you give military discount

  2. Barbara Larson says:

    Is there a youth price? If yes what is the age range. Is there a reduced price if riding 2 to a cart.? If yes what is it? I work with 4-H youth Group and they are drooling over the coaster just seeing the mock up by Paul’s Restaurant

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Barbara, I have sent them a message and will update when I get a reply. From what I have found from other fans online, the prices for kids are:
      – kids 3-6 years old: $6
      – kids 7-12 years old: $12

      Again, this is not 100% verified, but I’ll share that as soon as I know!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Barbara, I just heard back and updated the post with pricing information. There are discounts for groups of 15 or more: adults get $3 off each ticket and kids get $2 off each ticket. Also, the kid’s tickets cost less than the adult tickets: 7-12 year olds ride for $12 and 3-6 year olds ride for $6.

      I hope you and the kids enjoy the ride!!

  3. Sunewako says:

    Thank you for the information.
    It looks very interesting. How long is the track? Are you the one controlling the speed or it automatically controlled? How fast is the coaster? How many people can fit one time?  I am interested on trying in one of the good days that’s why I am asking so many questions.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi, the track is about a mile long and runs through the woods. The riders control the speed (up to 25mph when going downhill). You can ride solo or with another passenger (subject to weight limit of 325 pounds). 

      I hope you get to check it out soon! 

      Warm Regards, Alyce

  4. sharriv meye says:

    Hello, I did see the video and it was awesome (I also left a comment). I live on an Island and see way too much beach and not enough forest. Would be fun to visit!

    Also I like the page where you have the treehouses better than those of the lodges. Thanks for the great read!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Sharriv, I’m so glad that you enjoyed the video and found your way to the treehouse information… there are lots of great options for fun in the Georgia Mountains! I hope you get a chance to visit soon!

      Warm Regards, Alyce

  5. sharriv meye says:

    Hello, there I did enjoy the video and it looks like a blast. My favorite 2 things. The outdoors and roller coaster. It to bad that the tall tree line takes away from the view a bit. But great ride, and quite fast. That first sharp turn I was like WOW hope he doesn’t fall off. The price for me at least is worth it.

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