Raven Cliff Falls Trail is a 4.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Helen, GA 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.
off road driving
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.
great for couples and families and friends
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.
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.
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.
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.
I loved this hike it was kinda busy. I would have my dog leashed because some spots are high up and the trails gets pretty skinny. A couple dogs were off the leash but I'm sure they are extra well trained. (Tip- once you reach the last waterfall there are some real beautiful spots if you climb up the trail more it's a bit dangerous but it's pretty)
Love this hike.
Husband and I went for the 1st time and worth the hike to end!
Great hike. Trail is a little worn and lots of exposed roots in areas but the hike is easy and the scenery is worth it.
BEWARE...Yellow Jacket Nest. There is a small side trail that gets you a closer view of the lower falls. There is a huge yellow jacket nest on the side of that trail. Other than that it was a beautiful hike. We really enjoyed the stacked stone sculptures in the creek and even added our own creations.
We went during the week so very little traffic and very scenic.