Becky Branch Falls to Martin Creek Falls

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Clayton, Georgia

Becky Branch Falls to Martin Creek Falls is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Clayton, Georgia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length3.5 miElevation gain554 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Becky Branch Falls
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Jasper Star
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Hiking

Absolutely beautiful waterfall! About four miles in and out, loops at the bridge at the upper falls.

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Pamela Manley
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Actually completed this in 2019 the first time . One of the better trails we have done! This time we completed it in December 2020. We had to turn around and go up the easier start because the bridge was out at Becky’s Branch. It was about 30 degrees and a little cold to get your feet wet but the falls was still super gorgeous.

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Jarrod Skeggs
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Great hike.

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Adam Sheinhaus
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Hiking

Great moderate hike that features 2 waterfalls in <4.5 miles. We went a day after some rain, so there were several water crossings that got my feet and ankles wet and small portions of the trail (near the end) were underwater. We did make it all the way to Martin Creek Falls, though, which was the better of the two. Just under 2 hours starting from the Warwoman Dells lot.

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Rick Burnette
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We recommend parking at the Warwoman Dell Park by the last pavilion. It makes the hike closer to 4.4 miles, but there is a picnic area and restroom facilities there. when you get to Martin Creek make sure you go to the second set of falls where there is an observation deck.

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Edward Marcus
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Kode Kaufman
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What an awesome trail...great shorter trail with beautiful falls view and stream

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Edward Marcus
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wonderful trail.

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Leslie Davids
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Jenny McNees
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Taryn Bryant
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HikingGreat!

the trail was very well marked. be sure to park at warwoman and walk at the first trailhead. beautiful falls! a good challenge hike

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Amy Outlaw
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WalkingGreat!

The trail is beautiful - a bit of fall color and three very pretty waterfalls. As people have said before, park at the picnic area. It adds about 0.2mi on either end, but is scenic and much better parking. The trail is narrow and steep in some places with a few easy creek crossings. The large tree has been cut so is no longer an issue. The steps to the bridge at the overlook at the top falls are out, but the bridges have been shored up and are safe to cross. I clocked about 4.5miles total hike. Beautiful.

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Robyn Baldwin
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Hiking

A little bit of fall color!! beautiful

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W Skiffington
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Hiking

Nice moderate trail with some elevation. About 2.5 miles to the waterfall which is where we stopped.

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Kalle Neal
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Hiking

Beautiful north GA hike. All trails Makes it look like you’re heading off the path when you’re going to pinnacle knob but just keep going the the marked Trail and you’ll get there

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Amber Smith-Sims
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Fun and moderately tough trail. Didn’t finish as we had a baby but beautiful up to the creek.

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Scott Ball
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Hiking

Fun trail with lots of color. Bridge was washed out but easy to get around. Wish we’d started earlier to go all the way to the overlook.

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Timothy L.
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Bridge is out near waterfall — possibly since the deluge of rain from leftover Hurricane Delta. Passable and still sturdy but be careful.

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Victoria Bishop
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Erik Stejanko
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Kaile Javins
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Easy

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Terence Duncan
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HikingGreat!

Meat grinder. Great trail for exercise. Plenty of inclines/declines. The trail is fine and clear for walking. Lots of thick understory on either side of trail so limited visibility. Very reminiscent of many other trails I suspect. A nice waterfall at the top. One and done. Glad I did it but don’t know if it would be worth doing a second time.

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Korine Leonard
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This trail could use some attention with all the downed trees. Our 80lb English Labrador is not exactly "agile", so we had to help her over a few of those. It's a good workout, pretty steep in some areas. We clocked it at 2 hours and 5 miles. Pretty falls at the end (keep going until you hit the observation deck).

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Barb Shubert
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Trail was clear. A little overgrown on the sides. Well marked. Will be back to finish up to Pinnacle Knob.

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Gregory Blakeslee
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It was a good hike, lots of hills and valleys. So even at roughly 4 miles you are gonna feel it.

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Angela Hollander
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Jon Jordan
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We started at the Warwoman Dells Parking Area. There are picnic tables and an outhouse there. You will find yellow blazes marking the Bartram trail. Follow it up the switchbacks and cross the road. Quickly you will arrive at Becky Branch Falls. Keep following the yellow blazes all the way to Martin Creek Falls. When you are close to the falls, there will be a clearing for campsites. The trail map on here incorrectly shows the trail on the left side (west) of the creek, just follow the yellow blazes across the bridge and you will run into the falls quickly. Out and back is about 4 miles. TLDR: Follow yellow blazes

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Scott Trump
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Absolutely LOVED this hike! As with a lot of other reviewers, we took their advice and parked at Warwoman and were very happy. It adds about .2 each way but well worth it to not be parked on the side of the road. It also gives you a little bit of a history lesson with the fish hatchery you don't get otherwise. Once on the trail, you go up pretty aggressively (but doable) to the first falls. Honestly... if you have small kids or don't feel like doing 4+ miles, you could stop here and be perfectly happy. But don't..... the trail to the second falls is pretty interesting with ups and downs and camping areas (we were lucky enough to be greeted with the smell of campfire bacon the day we trekked in) and one hurdle of a downed tree. Pro Tip: If you're short, like me, over it on the way in and under it on the way out! The falls at the end are stunning and well worth the effort to get there. One word of caution: We had NO cell service, so if you plan on tracking the trail with your phone, download the map in advance. Otherwise, just follow the yellow blazes and you'll get to the payoff!

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Yelenys Edwards
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Park at War woman Dell and cross the road to start the trail, the first portion before the road and before the first waterfall are steep! The trail is longer than 3.5 miles in and out. Towards the end you have to scramble over a huge tree and rock to keep going. We went left at the end and had to turn around, the waterfall is on the right trail, look for the yellow marker on the right tree. We had the waterfall to ourselves for a while, not a busy place so it’s nice to rest and relax. We saw some yellow jackets but not many.

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