Warwoman Dell Recreation Area

Warwoman Dell Recreation Area, Clayton: Address, Warwoman Dell Recreation Area Reviews: 4.5/5

Warwoman Dell Recreation Area

Warwoman Dell Recreation Area
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jmpncsu
Raleigh, NC4,297 contributions
Beautiful Hike and Waterfalls
Dec 2020
We took our dog for a hike at Warwoman Dell to chase waterfalls. Its a really beautiful area. A short nature trail leads into the canyon and to the small but scenic Warwoman Dell Falls. Following Bartram Trail northbound, Becky Branch Falls is just a short ways across the main road. Bartram Trail leads about 2 miles to Martin Creek Falls and there is a Lower Martin Creek Falls a short ways downstream. Overall, a beautiful area and great place for a hike in nature.
Written 11 February 2021
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Andrew B
Macon, GA39 contributions
A little hike
Jun 2019 • Couples
We stopped by and took one of the hiking trails and enjoyed the sounds of nature. It was very peaceful and walking by the small cheek was nice
Written 2 July 2019
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pebbleskip
Flowery Branch, GA657 contributions
Easy hiking on beautiful little trail
Mar 2019 • Couples
There are several hikes of varying lengths that leave from Warwoman Dell Recreation parking lot. The shortest is a 1 mile loop to a pretty waterfall. This is a very easy hike that we would bring grandchildren to hike. There are a couple signs that tell some history. Lots of places for pictures and a picnic building.
Written 3 April 2019
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vbh63
Rome, GA43 contributions
been hiking here for years
Mar 2019 • Family
First time I've taken the grankids was last weekend. Beautiful and easy to find. The grankids loved the old railroad and ccc rock work.
Written 2 April 2019
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DeBoM
50 contributions
Ch8sing Waterfalls
Mar 2019
This area provided a great wooded hike for us. It is a natural beauty, filled with priceless gems. A group of us hiked the trails, ch8sing waterfalls and found three in this area. It is definitely a place I will revisit. We took the shorter trails, around the warwoman dell area, and crossed the road to Becky Branch falls. We covered a little over two miles, three waterfalls, a cavern, and sixty-six stairs. This was worth the drive from Atlanta.
Written 13 March 2019
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jwmcrazynurse
Augusta, GA619 contributions
restful and peaceful place that's been here awhile
Oct 2018 • Family
This peaceful place in the "Warwoman" community near Clayton is just a peaceful place to stop and walk around or sit and listen to nature while traveling through the north Georgia mountains. My family and I stopped here several times over the years while I was growing up. Now, I have taken my children here once and they enjoyed it and just being outside. Neat history markers as well
Written 21 February 2019
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jarabun67
Lakemont, GA89 contributions
Just Relax
May 2018 • Solo
This is a nice place to just sit back and relax. We forget to do that sometimes. There are several hiking trails and with the Bartram trail crossing through Warwoman Dell there is a change to take an extended hike. Sit down and enjoy a picnic lunch if you like as well, there are several shelters.
Written 26 November 2018
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Papa-Ratzo
Atlanta237 contributions
A family friendly historic walk in the woods!
Sep 2018 • Solo
Warwoman Dell is a family-friendly interactive trail with lots of informative signs that educate you about the area and the woman for whom it is named, Nancy Ward (pronounced Nanye-hi).

One legend tells that she was a Cherokee woman that fought against the Creek Indians with her husband whom was killed in battle. Even after his death she continued to fight and the Cherokee eventually defeated the Creeks. She soon met and married an English man by the name of Bryant Ward and spent the rest of her days trying to make peace between the Cherokee Nation and the Settlers... or so I read.

The trail is a 1.5 mile loop that highlights the variety of plants such as the vast array of ferns, wildflowers and rhododendrons. This I believe is a nod to John Bartram (considered America's first botanist) and father of William Bartram of whom Bartram Trail is named. It also highlights Warwoman Shear, a crease through the mountains that acted as a travel corridor for early Indians. The Shear goes from the South Carolina state line to Helen, Georgia and is actually an ancient fault zone.

Warwoman Dell also features evidence of 18th century plans to build a railroad through this area. The bed for the railroad can still be seen. The loop trail is also said to have a beautiful scenic overlook, but I was honestly too tired to fully walk the loop to discover the view after my extended waterfall hike from Warwoman Dell to Becky Branch Falls and then on to Martin Creek Falls.

Those looking for a short waterfall hike will appreciate Becky Branch Falls. It is approximately a half mile hike round trip from the Warwoman Dell parking area to the falls via Bartram Trail. It can be easily viewed from a small bridge that crosses directly in front of the 20' waterfall. If you are feeling more adventurous (like I was), you can continue along Bartram Trail another 1.8 miles to Martin Creek Falls. It is mostly downhill, so the hike there is easy until you must return along the same path. Still, for the most part the trail is not terribly strenuous in any area.

DIRECTIONS:

From US-23 (Hwy 441) in Clayton, Georgia travel east on Rickman Road. In 1/2 a mile it will merge into Warwoman Road. 2.5 miles from here you will see the parking entrance to Warwoman Dell, which is difficult to see. Look for a small brown sign with a picnic table symbol and turn right thereafter.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Family friendly hike that encompasses a lot of the things I love about being out in nature: Waterfalls, scenic views, beautiful plants and historic sites. I can only imagine what this trail looks like in the Spring when the rhododendrons are in bloom.
Written 28 September 2018
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SCOTTRICK3033
Eustis, FL62 contributions
Informative, peaceful
Aug 2018 • Couples
This is a spot with lots of history. It's not as dynamic as other hikes, yet there is some very interesting history here. They do a nice job with some signage telling stories of the history.
Written 27 August 2018
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cedarjules
Atlanta, GA63 contributions
4 Star only due to traffic noise disrupting beautiful hike
Jun 2018 • Solo
I came to this area because I had read about Becky's Branch Falls and a series of smaller falls on the Warwomen Trail. I was looking for the Warwomen Trailhead, which was confusing because it is in Warwomen Dell Recreation Area, but I never saw a sign that specifically labeled the trailhead, so at first I didn't know if I was even in the right place. It is one and the same place. I didn't know where to start the hike as there are several trails that lead out of this area. They are not labeled well. It was confusing. There are two larger areas for parking, one close to where you first enter the dells and another at the back. It doesn't really matter where you start the hike, as long as you stay on the path with the interpretive signs (don't go onto the Bartram Trail unless you want to go for miles one way). There is one nice waterfall in the back of the loop trail. Most of the trail has noise pollution from Warwomen road which is unfortunate as it is a beautiful trail. If you want to see Becky's Branch Falls (which is not part of the loop), start at the trail with the largest sign (something about a CCC camp and Safety First). This trailhead is closest to the first parking area on the right side of the road. This trail will cross Warwomen Road and take you to Becky's Branch Falls (less than half a mile). It is a decent size waterfall. You then turn around and retrace your steps back to the Dell area. Worth a visit if in the area. I wouldn't drive hours just to go on this hike though due to the noise pollution.
Written 30 June 2018
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