An easy walk trail, leading to a beautiful fall.

hiking
7 days ago

Five families and a hike The best Mother's Day with family, friends and pets! I would consider this trail a moderate hike, you are hiking down into a ravine were at the base you'll see two waterfalls that form into a little river. The kids couldn't help themselves when we got down to the base and started swimming in the freezing water, and doing a little cliff jumping. Enjoyed having lunch at six picnic tables they have at the entry point of the trail.

walking
8 days ago

I walked this trail with my wife and 9 year-old daughter, and we loved it. We were looking for a trail that would feel like hiking, but leave us with enough time and energy for other activities later in the day. This trail fit that bill perfectly. It was a 40 minute walk to the waterfall through scenic forest. Most of the trail follows close to the river, and there are some very nice views of the water along the way. The waterfall at the end is beautiful, and there is a nice viewing platform to rest and take pictures. The trail is all downhill going out, so the walk back is uphill, but it is mostly a gradual incline, and the trail is wide and very well maintained.

Also, there is a wheelchair accessible viewing platform near the beginning of the trail with a view of the waterfall in the distance. The view from there is probably best in winter when the trees are bare.

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

There are two routes to Dukes Creek Falls. This one starts in Chattahoochee National Forest, while the other one starts in Smithgall Woods State Park. Mostly gradual descent to tall waterfall. Trail starts as ADA-accessible asphalt trail, then becomes wide gravel trail, and finally a steeper dirt trail. Make sure you make the unsigned sharp right turn onto the dirt trail at 0.75 miles or else you will end up at the other (state park) trailhead and not at the waterfall. There are two observation decks at the base of the falls; the higher one is currently closed due to damage from a fallen tree. It is not scheduled to reopen until 2018.

hiking
22 days ago

First time here and it was an easy hike to the falls. $4 to park unless you have a pass. Bathrooms are at the parking lot, no running water and are basically porta-potties. The upper observation deck is closed due to damage from a fallen tree. Not sure when it fell or why it is taking so long to repair. The lower deck offers great views. Looking forward to coming back in the fall.

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy hike with smooth trail 1 Mile in 1 Mile out. Steepest sections are wooden steps. Falls are higher than expected and more impressive in person than they appear in photos, due to visibility obscured by seasonal foliage. Currently, main observation deck is closed due to a fallen tree. Well worth the short hike.

Easy hike with kids, pretty, very crowded.

hiking
3 months ago

Really pretty, easy hike. Well maintained trail. Loved the waterfall at the end!