Dukes Creek Falls Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Panoramic view to Yonah mountain from Dukes Creek Recreational Area

Dukes Creek Falls is conveniently located on the Russell-Brasstown National Scenic Highway. The area offers a moderate hiking trail and exceptional scenery with panoramic views to the distinguished Mount Yonah.

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At a Glance

Operational Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Fees $4 per Vehicle/day
Open Season: Open year-round
Restroom: 1 Vault facility
Operated By: USDA Forest Service

General Information


 Physical Address: 1699 Richard Russell Hwy, Helen, GA


Recreation Map

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Day Hiking

Dukes Creek Foot Trail - The trailhead for this 1.25-mile trail is at the  parking lot providing visitors to a scenic hike down to the observation deck overlooking Dukes Creek and the waterfalls. The round trip is 2.5 miles. Plan about an hour to hike down,  enjoy the scenery, and hike back.

The first 1/10 mile of the is accessible by people who need to use a wheel chair and leads to a viewing deck so everyone can get view of the waterfalls.

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Nature Viewing

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