Dukes Creek Trail

EASY 159 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

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

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13 days ago

It was great can't wait to return

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21 days ago

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

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1 month ago

loved it!! worth the

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1 month 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.

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1 month 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.

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