Dukes Creek Trail

EASY 136 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
370 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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kid friendly

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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.

hiking
7 hours ago

2 days 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
14 days ago

hiking
15 days 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.

17 days ago

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

easy trail...fun hike

hiking
24 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

nice short hike

walking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

short fun trail to a cool waterfall

nature trips
1 month 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.

hiking
1 month ago

Great for kids. Safe easy trail.

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hiking
1 month ago

easy, short hike. And loved the falls at the end, there were two. Would be friendly for younger kids.

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1 month ago