Dukes Creek Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Helen, GA that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This is a great trail for all skill levels. Round trip the trail is about 2.2 miles. The first couple of hundred yards is an ADA paved trail that winds around to an observation deck overlooking the ravine and Davis Creek falls on the other side. From there it heads down a series of stairs and follows an old road bed which makes up the better part of the trail. There are wooden boardwalks and stairs occasionally along the way. Most of the trail is wide and flat with switchbacks. As you wind your way down to the bottom of the ravine you get occasional sounds of the waterfalls. The first sizable falls are viewed from the trail. The last descent down to the main falls is the steepest part of the trip and the trail gets a bit narrow and steep on the side. At the falls there is a nice observation deck with two observation platforms with built in benches. In the summer the creeks treat you with a natural air conditioning. Also with the high humidity there are lots of varieties of mushrooms everywhere which seem to entertain the kids. If you are looking for a full day, use this as a warm up for Raven Cliff Trail that is just up the road.
This trail was great, it's very easy hike for me and my mom we had our three dogs with us. Great for any age to hike, it's pretty flat with some stairs but not too much. Waterfalls at the bottom make the hike worth the while, it's beautiful now during fall leaf color change I would recommend it for people to go check it out.
Short well traveled trail. Easy. Dogs allowed. Several boardwalks and a viewing platform at the bottom. This is the shortest of 3 trails along Hwy 348. $4.oo fee at honor box in parking lot. Good for light warm up hike.
beautiful, good hike, lots of variety!
Falls worth seeing.
Great user friendly trail. Well maintained and easy for just about anyone.
This trail was beautiful, however, the signage to the falls was not adequate. The trail makes a sharp turn to the right where we made an arrow with sticks on the ground. We were looking for water for our dog to play in but you can't get to the actual water. Great hike though.
Nice family hike. Lots of traffic but the falls are beautiful.
Fairly well maintained trail. Downed tree at end blocked walkway to observation deck, but could squeeze around if small.
Great falls beautiful fairly easy hike
Very nice hike for the whole family. Long switch backs that aren't very taxing at all. Every time I do it, it takes longer than I think it will. Nice falls but kind of hard to see with seasonal tree coverage.
Nice hike with good scenery. Recommend.
Pictures don't do the falls justice. I had no idea how tall they are and how many levels there are. The hike there was pretty with glimpses of smaller falls and even the main falls themselves if you look for them. I loved hearing the rushing water the whole way. A great hike!
BEAUTIFUL falls! You pretty much follow the creek, from far above, the entire way along the trail. There is a great place to get in the water towards the beginning of the trail, but you are not supposed to enter the water where the big falls are. (Although lots of people did.) We saw one man about 30 feet up the falls that was climbing down. Made me so angry! Doing things like that is exactly how beautiful locations get shut down! The falls are gorgeous though. Probably the tallest set that I have seen in any Southern state.