Dukes Creek Trail

EASY 177 reviews

Dukes Creek Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Helen, Georgia 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.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
344 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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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. $4 to park unless you have a pass.

4 days ago

The power of water simply amazing loved hiking this trail with my gtanddaughters❤️

hiking
5 days ago

Such a gorgeous, magical place!! The trail is absolutely stunning!!!! The waterfall is gorgeous but, unfortunately, 1 viewing point is blocked off due to a tree so there's no access, but the other viewing was still amazing!! I definitely want to come back to this place!!!

1 month ago

Easy hike to beautiful waterfalls

1 month ago

This is an excellent Hike to Dukes Creek Falls with a well marked trail. This is in the Chattahoochee National Forest and you have to pay to park. However, if you have a golden pass or senior lifetime pass, here is not cost. Just be sure to bring a pencil to fill out the registration.

2 months ago

The upper overlook was taken out by a tree, but the lower is still available. Pretty crowded at the bottom. It's a short, somewhat easy hike, back and forth downhill from the parking lot.

walking
3 months ago

Beautiful stroll! Got a little confused at the sharp turn but eventually figured it out. Would love to go back!

3 months ago

Beautiful easy hike! A must in you're nearby.

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty waterfall, but wish the hike was longer. Lots of people on the trail and not a great "wilderness" experience if that is what you are looking for. A good starter hike for families with kids.

4 months ago

It was great can't wait to return

hiking
4 months ago

Super easy hike with most of it on a paved or gravel road. Make sure you see both waterfalls.

5 months ago

loved it!! worth the

hiking
5 months ago

Nice clean cut trail, kinda hard to see the falls , part of the bridge was out so you couldn't see a good view. Snuck down to the water tho , water was nice and cold.

6 months ago

This "hike" is kinda a joke and basically only made for tourists and those that don't hike. First, no annual pass is excepted here so you must pay $4 for a 2 mile hike. It starts paved then goes to gravel. Once you get to the observation deck you will see that the part where you can actually see Dukes Falls is closed so you can only see a side fall that is very unimpressive. Overall is was very disappointing because at $4 a car with a full lot there is plenty of money to fix the observation deck to actually see the falls.

hiking
6 months ago

Easy but beautiful trail. Nice views of the stream on the way to the falls. The waterfalls we're magnificent. The best deck for viewing was closed due to tree damage but a "desire path" leads to a great Vista.

6 months ago

question...sorry, new to this app.. is the trail 2.3 miles each way or total? thanks

6 months ago

easy trail...fun hike

hiking
6 months ago

nice short hike

walking
6 months ago

Nice hike to beautiful falls. A bit crowded, but everyone is super friendly. This one is perfect for the whole family.

7 months ago

short fun trail to a cool waterfall

nature trips
7 months ago

Lovely little trail that is super easy and great for kids & dogs. Waterfall is gorgeous and can be accessed by a little climbing down hill by viewing deck at the bottom of the trail. Would suggest wearing water shoes or shoes that are easy to rinse off if going down to water since hill is very muddy that leads to water. Did see a snake on the side of the trail, so keep dog leashed a precaution.

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