Raven Cliff Falls Trail

MODERATE 393 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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, fishing, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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

dog friendly

kid friendly

backpacking

camping

fishing

hiking

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.

2 days ago

Beautiful hike upstream the whole way. Get there early to avoid crowds and it's a really nice hike!

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4 days ago

4 days ago

A moderate hike. I wasn't as impressed by the falls at the end as others. A little difficult in some sections with little kids when you had to scramble over the rocks. I doubt I would do this hike again. I am more into hikes with a gorgeous view at the end.

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5 days ago

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6 days ago

Solid moderate out and back hike. The first mile is busy with campers but the last mile is much quieter. Lots of others on the trail later in the morning but worth the hike to see the awesome falls. Lots of small falls the whole way then a super unique fall at the end. Plenty of places to take a dip alone the way if the season is right also.

hiking
10 days ago

Underrated gem. Beautiful scenario along the whole hike that culminates to an uphill trek to beautiful waterfalls. Better and less crowded than Amicola. Dog-friendly.

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13 days ago

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14 days ago

The trail was easy. We read reviews to be sure to go up the end. I think they meant just far enough to see the falls between the rocks. We went to the very top, which was very difficult with nothing to see except a little valley overlook. So don't do that!

hiking
14 days ago

Visited this on a late September weekend. Parking area was packed but you can park down to access road.

Trail itself is pretty easy. A few places that have light scrambling, but very easy overall.

Good stopping points along the way. 5 miles total trip with very little elevation change.

16 days ago

Hiked this with my son yesterday. We will definitely come back to camp off the trail. Beautiful!

17 days ago

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23 days ago

A great trail for families.

23 days ago

25 days ago

Easy hike and the cliffs are amazing.

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26 days ago

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27 days ago

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1 month ago

Really nice easy hike. Follows the creek; gradual ascents; the babble of the creek follows you almost the entire trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent 4.8 mile hike. Steady, slow uphill (500 ft) climb into one of the most interesting falls I've seen. Very worn trail with tons of exposed roots. There is a couple of small sections of scrambles mixed in. The unique Falls make this one of my favorite so far.