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 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!):
Hours (Weather Permitting)
- 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.
NOTE that rides are not allowed while there are thunderstorms in the area.
How to Ride
You’ll 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 (not a pony tail)
- 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.
- Adults and kids 13+:
- $15 for 1st ride
- Half off the 2nd ride!
- Kids (7 – 12): $12
- Kids (3 – 6): $6
- Group Rates: for groups of 15 or more, adults get $3 off each ticket and kids get $2 off
- Note that pricing rates are the same whether you ride the coaster solo or together
Located at 8409 S Main St, Helen, GA, the Georgia Mountain Coaster is a quick walk from downtown Helen!
Park in the free gravel parking lot or walk up from the stairs on Main Street (located next to Paul’s on the River).
Get a Great Video
You’ll need to use your hands during this ride, so your best bet to get great video footage is with a camera that is hands free. These hands-free video products capture your memories with HD clarity.
Learn more about seasonal hours at these websites or call the front office at (706) 878-1347.