Raven Cliff Falls Trail

MODERATE 183 reviews

Raven Cliff Falls Trail is a 4.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Helen, Georgia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.8 miles 669 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

off road driving

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

muddy

scramble

From Cleveland Ga, take Hwy 129 North out of CLeveland approx 5 miles to Alt. 75 (a sign will point west to Scenic Route) Go west on Alt 75 for approx 4-5 miles to Hwy 348 (Richard Russell Scenic Hwy) Go North approx 3-4 miles to Trialhead on Right.

hiking
9 days ago

First family hike and it was amazing! Kept my teengers engaged to the very end! What a way to start the new year!Well worth the trip!

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19 days ago

Great trail. Very slippery with the mud and rocks. A couple of steep inclines on the way up. Definitely wear good hiking shoes and you might want to use walking stick. People sometimes leave them at the start of the trail. Good hike with the dogs. Did it at a brisk pace with only a few stops in about 2 hours. Beautiful falls. We saw some people camping there too!

hiking
20 days ago

Easy hike back to the falls about 2.5 miles in. Can be a bit muddy so bring good hiking shoes. The main falls are about 50 feet or so high and wedged between two massive rock faces. If you are feeling adventurous you could rock scramble and use the roots to climb the right side up to the top of the falls. There is another water fall up top behind the big one. BE CAREFUL up there. Very steep, loose ground and a long way down.

23 days ago

it's a good trail, lots of shoals on the way to the waterfall, and the cliffs are really impressive but I wouldn't recommend going after a rain

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2 months ago

Beautiful hike. Good for kids who can hike 5 miles.

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2 months ago

great for couples and families and friends

2 months ago

beautiful..

hiking
2 months ago

Hike is very scenic, almost entirely under forest canopy. Very well traveled, stays exceptionally busy. This appears to be a very popular place for hike in overnight camping. Parking lot stays very full, I would guess half the cars are people camping. The actual Raven Cliff Falls are not flowing much if anything now, but the entire hike follows a creek with several smaller falls. Dumpster at entrance overflowing with trash stacked all around it, and the pit toilets did smell big time. This is an enjoyable hike. Suggest finding odd hours or very early morning to avoid crowds and parking issues.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked in and out on 10.15.16.

The parking lot at the trailhead was full, people were parking on the roads. Bathrooms smelled really bad. Garbage dumpster was so full, there were trash bags piled all around it. Disgustingly overcrowded. Most hikers were rude, ready to run you off the trail. Most wore jeans and flip flops.

The trail itself was easy to hike. We had 3 of our kids with us, 13, 11, and 6 and they had no trouble making the round trip. Smaller waterfalls along the route were nice and the creek that the hike follows was a nice sight and sound. The anticlimactic point ? There was no water at the final , "big" waterfall. It was trickling water. Bummer.

Worth to hike once, but due to overcrowding will not come back.

3 months ago

Nice walk along the stream and dramatic rock by the falls. Good scrabble trail to get to the top of the falls. Don't miss the heart tree and the rope swing.

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3 months ago

6 miles. 3 in 3 out. Several nice smaller falls all of whose base can be accessed with a scramble. Sincerely enjoyed every minute of this hike. Suggest departing the trailhead at sunrise. My hike was delightfully people free. After 11am, the critters start stirring.