Dukes Creek Trail

EASY 168 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

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.

15 days 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.

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26 days ago

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

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1 month ago

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

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1 month 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.

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2 months ago

It was great can't wait to return

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2 months ago

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

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