Hiking Project Logo

Denton Creek Falls

Intermediate
 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A two-mile round trip trail visiting three pristine waterfalls on Denton Creek.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.2

KM

Out and Back

2,902' 885 m

High

2,472' 754 m

Low

482' 147 m

Up

482' 147 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

37%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Waterfall

Overview

Tucked away just north of Tate City, Georgia, is the Denton Creek Falls Trail. This two-mile out-and-back trail provides access to three pristine waterfalls, and it should be on every waterfall hunter's bucket list. Particularly spectacular is the lower falls; surrounded by lush greenery, it tumbles 40 feet over a sheer cliff. Free-falling waterfalls are a rare find in Georgia. While the upper and middle falls are not quite so spectacular, they are still thrilling in their own right and worth a visit.

Description

To access the trail, drive north through Tate City on Tallulah River Road. Immediately before crossing the bridge over Denton Creek, turn right on an unnamed dirt road (some maps label this road as Ginando Lane). The beginning of this road is easily passable by even small cars. Drive in as far as you feel comfortable. There are three pullouts where you can park, and after each pullout the road become more and more inaccessible. Small cars should stop at the first pullout, and four-wheel drive vehicles can make it to the third pullout some 300 feet later.

At this point you must cross Denton Creek. Normally you can rock hop across and stay dry—except after heavy rains when the creek is swollen. The trail begins on the other side.

The trail itself is scenic and beautiful as it winds along next to Denton Creek, filled with picturesque cascades and shoals. At 0.2 miles, come to a junction in the trail. The trail to the right leads to the lower falls. The trail to the left leads up a slope and above the creek on the way to the middle and upper falls. While traveling toward the upper falls, you'll hear the roar of the creek taking a 30-foot tumble over the middle falls. Let your ears be your guide and watch for a steep side trail down to the middle falls.

After visiting, return to the main trail and continue toward the upper falls. Right at the upper falls, a small tributary joins Denton Creek, making for a double 50-foot waterfall, with the two falls joining together at the bottom.

Contacts

Shared By:

ryan wamsley

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 1 vote

#1522

Overall
  5.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
100%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Recommended Route Rankings

#32

in Georgia

#1,522

Overall
25 Views Last Month
279 Since Mar 11, 2020
Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

Lower Denton Creek Falls
Mar 11, 2020 near Mountai…, GA

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

none