Raven Cliff Falls Trail

MODERATE 423 reviews
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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 rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, fishing, and backpacking and is accessible year-round.

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

kid friendly

backpacking

fishing

hiking

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

muddy

scramble

no dogs

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!

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16 days 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.

17 days 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
18 days 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

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19 days ago

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19 days ago

Beautiful! The last fall is worth the incline

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26 days ago

Great hike and view.

hiking
1 month 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
1 month 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!!!!!

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1 month 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!