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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
HikingNature tripsWalkingForestPavedRiverViewsWaterfallHistoric site
Waypoints (1)
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Becky Branch Falls
34.8841, -83.35263
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Reviews (135)
Photos (281)
Recordings (120)
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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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Hiking

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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Hiking

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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HikingGreat!
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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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HikingBlowdown

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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Hiking

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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HikingGreat!

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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Hiking

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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Hiking

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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Jeremy Edwards
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Jennifer Terry
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We followed advise of other reviews and parked at Warwoman dell parking lot (less than 1/2 a mile down on the right) since there really isn’t anywhere to park at the trail head. We were a little concerned about where to go initially but other hikers looking for the same trail head were looking as well. The access was just pass a large sign and a cross the main road. Once we were on the trail itself, it was great. Narrow in places, it was still comfortable to hike with our 3 kids (ages 11,13,&15) and two doodles. At one point we thought we had made it to the end, but other hikers let us know we were only 5 more minutes from the end- a wonderful waterfall. The dogs and kids enjoyed several places along the hike where they could get their feet wet. I measured the entire hike 4.2 miles from the parking lot of Warwoman dell.

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Michelle Allen
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Great trail, secluded and shaded. The first waterfall is nice but the second waterfall is a real gem. Totally worth the extra hike.

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Caitlin Gilliam
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HikingRocky

Was fantastic my husband and I enjoyed it. We went half way to pentical knob to see other waterfalls and turned arouns

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Amanda Tingle
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Hiking

Great trail hike with the kids. Only one crossing with a fire road so the older kids could hike ahead if they wanted without risk of getting off trail. Lots of shade and pleasant even on a July day. There are a couple of trees over the trail that are manageable but might be a struggle for some shorter or less flexible hikers. We only saw about 10 other hikers and dogs out on a holiday weekend. The previous advice from hikers to park past the trail head at warwoman dell is great advice. We reached the final waterfall (there are three) at 2.25 miles from the war woman parking lot. Great rock to sit on and enjoy lunch at the base of the waterfall before the hike back.

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Darrell Scott
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Hot and humid morning but a fun trail and the waterfall at the end was great. Definitely bring bug spray. It is narrow trail and a bit overgrown in places. Don't stop at the first waterfall. Go all the way to the wooden observation deck.

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Michael Poole
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Hiking

Nice easy hike. Beautiful scenery and Becky Branch Falls is very nice. Only 4 stars because parking is a little tough. Nearby Warwoman Dell has a few spots, but otherwise you’re parking on the side of the road on a steep slope.

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