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Duke Creek Falls Trail and a Ompah lunch

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Feb 10 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Duke Creek Falls 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. We will keep this hike short due to the questionable weather in February. This is a great trail for all skill levels. The first couple of hundred yards is a 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. The elevation gain is 344 feet and there is a restroom facility at the trailhead.

For those interested in some great German food after the hike, we will go to Bodensee's Munich Strasse in Helen, GA. This restaurant is 5.5 miles or 11 minutes away from the trail head.

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