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
337 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Please note part of the trail may closed due to a downed tree. 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.

2 days ago

Great for the family!

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2 days ago

Unexpectedly beautiful waterfalls. Moderately busy on weekends in the Fall.

10 days ago

I have hiked about 100 trails with waterfalls and this trail is by far the most beautiful! Very easy hike in and out. Well marked and maintained.
There are actually two falls at the end with a smaller one along the way.
I would give it 10 stars if I could!!

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13 days ago

Great trail for all ages!

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24 days ago

Nice walk to the observation deck. Deck is damaged from a fallen tree so part of the viewing area is inaccessible. Still beautiful views of the falls.

24 days ago

Short but the falls are worth it

1 month ago

Very nice trail. We ll definitely do it again

1 month ago

Went in from the parking lot for Raven Cliff Falls. Had to ford the creek a couple times which made it more fun.Would suggest doing it from proper trailhead if you're not very adventurous.

1 month ago

Trail in great shape, easy, hope they fix the primary viewing deck soon.

1 month ago

We only had time to do 1 hike, and we were so glad we chose this one.

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2 months ago

It's a nice walk down to the falls. They are worth it. Right now part of the bridge is closed because if a downed tree. Happy trails all.

2 months ago

Nice easy hike, no one on the trail, pretty waterfalls along the trail

2 months ago

Down hill stroll all the way to the falls and an uphill hike back. Great for the family and not to difficult. Nice big falls at the end.

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3 months ago

Early morning hike on the Monday after father's day. No other hikers the entire out and back. One of the overlooks is closed since a tree fell on it, doing significant damage. The other overlook is open and several spots where you can get down to the water.

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3 months ago

Easy out and back through and amazingly beautiful valley. Despite the damage to the upper observation deck by a fallen tree, the view of the two falls at the end was well worth it. The trail was well maintained and in excellent condition. The grade was surprisingly easy. We’d go again.

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3 months ago

Great hike. Beautiful falls. Will definitely go back once the upper deck is fixed

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4 months ago

Easy hike. Will go back once the upper deck has been fixed.

4 months ago

enjoyed the trail and waterfalls, our first time using this app and glad I did! I would definitely recommend coming here.

4 months ago

Great little stroll. Easy

hiking
4 months ago

Well maintained trail and even though the upper deck is closed due to a tree falling on it and making it unusable, the two falls coming together at the lower observation deck is fantastic!!

4 months ago

Easy Hike, Nice Waterfalls

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4 months ago

Pretty east trail for an amazing view.

5 months ago

The falls are great!! Only wished the upper observation deck would have been fixed.

5 months ago

nice climb

6 months ago

This trail is located close to Helen, Ga so I'm sure many tourists think about going. Just a warning! When you walk down to the bottom of the falls you must walk back up! Beautiful hike and well worth it though! The views of the river are just as beautiful as the falls.

6 months ago

Short, easy hike and spectacular views of the fall! I went after it had just gotten done raining so the water was in full force and it was glorious!

hiking
6 months ago

OK. This is a bit of a surprise. Easy walk down and back up. Well maintained. But the waterfall at the end is amazing. You get to see one of the best falls in the area and it's only a mile or so there. Much better than hiking 8 miles through crazy terrain for a little trickle of water! This one is HUGE. The kids loved it - great picture opportunity !

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6 months ago

Great short little hike to round out an easy morning.

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7 months ago

Definitely worth the time if you’re in the area and looking for a short, easy hike with some beautiful views.

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7 months ago

This short trail down to the falls was amazing. Tons of views, no way I could give this any less than a 5 star review.

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