Raven Cliff Falls Trail

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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 good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, fishing, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
567 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

fishing

hiking

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

muddy

scramble

The incline on this trail is moderate until the end. The trail follows a river the whole way in, allowing for great views, and opportunity to cool down or for pets to get a quick drink. The trail is fun, with lots of different terrain to navigate which keeps it interesting. The falls area is amazing, and a great place to enjoy the water. Bicycles in wilderness are illegal and subject to fines. Hiking past the end is discouraged. The scramble at the end up to the top off the trail and is heavily eroded. Please, respect the landscape and its resources!

6 days ago

easy hiking. great scenery. i can imagine this trail getting congested so maybe best to plan around peek times

hiking
9 days ago

Awesome, fun trail with gorgeous scenery!! The creek going along the trail makes for some really peaceful hiking. Definitely a must!!

hiking
17 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous hike! The river runs along side of you the entire hike, and there are a lot of pretty waterfalls to see!

hiking
21 days ago

Had a great hike,loads of camping spots,will definitely return in summer!!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Beautiful trail and not too busy during winter @between2treez on insta

hiking
2 months ago

DOG FRIENDLY! Great hike. It’s easy, not moderate. Beautiful creek the entire hike.

hiking
2 months ago

My husband and I loved this! We aren't big hikers but wanted something a bit longer and that took us somewhere near. This was perfect! many tree roots to walk over so I tripped many times but nothing that actually hurt. Many people on this trail as well as dogs. Beautiful walking in the woods along the stream and over bridges. It took us exactly 2 hours round trip. Will bring my kids next time!

hiking
2 months ago

Be sure to check out my video of this location before you go! https://youtu.be/hM8qozSUwck This is a great trail. 4 mile loop. There are multiple trail colors you have to follow. If you want the easier route, take the Red, Blue and Pink. Turn around at the bridge and go back the way you came. If you want a significantly harder trail continue across the bridge and follow the Pink until you get to the Purple. The Purple will take you back up the mountain and reconnect you with the Red trail.

2 months ago

Great early morning hike before it gets crowded. We were the only ones there aside from campers from the night before. Pretty easy, even hike out and back.

camping
2 months ago

Beautiful day for a hike. It started raining about 5 minutes from the parking lot - poured for most of the hike in. I camped near the falls and next to the stream. Beautiful moonlit night - the moonlight glowing on the wet rhododendron leaves looked like a scene from the movie Avatar - absolutely spectacular. Since it had rained, I was the only one left on the trail. An absolutely memorable trip

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful! The last fall is worth the incline

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike along creek

3 months ago

Great hike and view.

hiking
3 months ago

So beautiful!! Would definitely love to go back! Very well populated. Almost difficult to find parking on a saturday, late morning.

hiking
3 months ago

It was a great hike but definitely easy. Like another reviewer said I think the only thing that may have made of moderate was at the very end to the top of the fall. The views were great the whole time! It was muddy today but fortunately I had On the right shoes.

hiking
3 months ago

This is was fun trail! Very muddy and rocky. Wearing your nicest tennis shoes probably wouldn’t be the best thing to do on this trail but very fun trail!!!!!

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked 11/10/17: Beautiful hike with the pup and a friend. I think the only reason it's rated as moderate was the last bit up to the falls. totally worth it for that view. Don't be like us and forget headlamps though. Thank God for smartphones. We utilized the flashlight features to get ourselves back to the parking lot. Even hiking in the dark was peaceful and fun. Great day, great hike!

3 months ago

It is amazing park for mountain biking and walking. I couldn't stop taking pictures.

3 months ago

Fantastic hike! Multiple waterfalls along the way to unique and stunning Raven Cliffs.

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