Dicks Creek Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dahlonega, Georgia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, bird watching, and fishing and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.5 miles Elevation Gain: 708 feet Route Type: Loop

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About 25 minutes from downtown Dahlonega, Awesome place to fish or primitive camp. Great spot to bring your dogs. The trail head is relatively easy to find, at a larger parking area on the right side of the road.

hiking
6 days ago

We parked in the parking area and hiked along the road until we reached the foot bridge. Just past the bridge a trail cuts to the right and about 1/4 mile moderate hike to another waterfall. Enjoyable walk alongside the water the entire way and plenty of shade. There is a good bit of traffic along the road and you’ll have to stop to let vehicles pass - it was an enjoyable walk/hike that yielded almost 5 miles and a great waterfall to enjoy!

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rocky
19 days ago

Walked the road portion of the trail to the end and found the forest part of the trail. The forest part was so over grown and unmarked- we could not even follow it. Very scary!!! The waterfall on the road portion was beautiful but this is not a complete trail.

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hiking
10 months ago

i couldn’t find the trail . we followed the directions and took us straight to the water fall and swimming hole.

nature trips
Tue May 28 2019

This place is great if you want to hike down river. Not sure if there are trails to hike through the woods but there just trails along the river to move down. We went on Memorial Day and I thought it’d be busier. There were pools to swim in and shallow place to walk along. We had our toddler and dog. It was a very good time but if you just want to hike then go elsewhere.

Wed Mar 13 2019

Ok. there seem to be some mixed reviews about this Trail, so hopefully this review will help if you're unsure. If you are looking for a trail with a clearly marked Trailhead and blazes along a woodland or mountain path, this IS NOT FOR YOU. We took the time to find the actual "Trailhead," if you want to call it that and actually followed the route marked on the topo map. The first half of the trail is simply a walk up a gravel road. This portion of the walk terminates at a metal barricade then follows a woodland path to the right. The path looks to be an old road bed that has not been maintained for years. The path is easy to follow, keeping two large terrain features on your right as you walk, but expect to push your way through untamed undergrowth as you go. after crossing a small branch of a creek, you'll keep a large knoll on your left as you follow the path to the parking area at the trailhead." But let me be clear, if you are looking for a traditional North Georgia hiking trail, this is not it. This seems like a great place to come and park to play in the creek and waterfalls, camp, or fish. We will probably come back for these activities, but if you're looking for a hike, I'd skip this one.

Fri Aug 24 2018

Awesome place to fish or primitive camp! Don’t be sacred if you have an AWD or 4WD go as far as you can. Cool place, will definitely go back, take the dogs, fishing pole and maybe a tent and a grill. About 25 minutes from downtown Dahlonega.

fishing
Mon May 14 2018

Wasn’t really a hike, or at least I didn’t see the trails. People were mainly there for fishing and swimming in the waterfall. Great area to swim around in.

hiking
Wed Mar 07 2018

I take the dogs here a lot and we hike/walk the road. Havent been past the concrete bridge by the small falls, but it's a lovely walk. Very pretty and easy. We usually park in the lot by the main falls and swimming area. I haven't come across an actual trail, just the road and a few defunct service roads. Bring water, trail snacks, and definitely a camera. The wildlife is spectacular.

hiking
Sun Sep 24 2017

Small area fun for exploring!

hiking
Wed Jul 05 2017

The trail head was relatively easy to find, at a larger parking area on the right side of the road. We took off on the road and went along the western side of the loop. The trail is not marked and the best way is not always on the east side of the creek as shown by the red line. We got a bit confused after the creek came in from our left and ended up turning around coming back the same way - did not finish the loop, saw but did not get all the way to the falls at the head of the creek. We will go back and try again.

Sat Apr 15 2017

Not really a hike, although you can explore. Lots of fun. It was really dry when we went. We'll go back in the summer.

Sat Apr 01 2017

Went in the Jeep... it was kind of lame.

fishing
Mon Feb 06 2017

Not so much a hiking trail but a great place for fishing, waterfalls, etc.

Mon Sep 05 2016

The description is inaccurate. There is no signs for hiking trails nor did we find any. We drove almost to the end. The road leading in starts off as a paved road. Then it becomes a narrow dirt road. There are about 10-12 campsites. There is limited parking to visit the falls. There are several areas to go into the water. The largest area is by the falls and has a few places to jump off the rocks into the water.

Mon Aug 01 2016

There is a really fun waterfall to swim around in, and it also has a small cliff jump. But it is not nearly this far down Dicks Creek Rd, and doesn't require any hiking to get to. On Google Maps, this waterfall is called Water's Creek Falls. After playing around in the falls, we followed the gravel road farther up into the mountains, but never found this trailhead. We did however wade up Dick's creek, and that was really nice and relaxing. The falls are pretty busy on the weekends, but there was no one farther up the creek. There are also disbursed campsites in this area.

camping
Fri Mar 11 2016

fun place to go small cliff jump waterfall good fishing. there are usually a lot of people being pretty loud and good amount of trashyness but still a fun place to go

hiking
Sat Sep 06 2014

Looked at the falls not really a hike and lots of trash around and looks like people use it for a toilet not how i remember it when i was a kid very sad

camping
Sat Jan 04 2014

Primarily fishing and camping, but, Excellent for year round bushwhack. Just be careful of hunters, this is in the heart of Chestatee WMA. Oh yeah, be very mindful of Bears! :)

camping
Mon Aug 12 2013

Great fishing and swimming hole above the falls. Camping all over the place

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