Take GA 75 north from Helen for 1.5 miles. Turn left on GA 356 (75 Alternate) for 2.3 miles to the Richard Russell Scenic Highway. Turn right, go 2 miles to Dukes Creek Falls Recreation Area.
Dukes Creek Falls Trail is a 1.9 mile round-trip hike in a series of three switchbacks that lead down to falls on Davis Creek at its confluence with Dukes Creek. There are water cascades on Dukes Creek. Originally, the trail dropped in a series of switchbacks directly from the parking lot. In 1996 the Forest Service constructed a trail to view the falls from the ridge. The end of this ADA trail now serves as the start of the switchbacks to the falls. The old trail is occasionally visible.