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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, running, nature trips, and fishing 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: 564 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

nature trips

running

forest

river

views

waterfall

muddy

rocky

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!

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muddy
5 hours ago

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muddy
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

Distance was a lot more than the app tells you but it’s worth it. A lot of roots, rock, and mud so I recommend wearing boots. A few spots where you have to go through some mud or water as well. The pictures of the falls don’t compare, it’s amazing and much bigger!

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muddy
1 day ago

muddy
2 days ago

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fee
2 days ago

This was harder than originally anticipated by the AllTrails designation. the water was so nice to listen to along the way and there were some great sections to view the water. The falls at the end were not as exciting as I might of hoped. I wouldn't hesitate to turn around early if you aren't feeling it. There was a lot of mud due to the downpours the night before. Also several bridges are barely there and falling apart.

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rocky
4 days ago

Its definitely nice to hear the stream in the background of this nature hike :) we arrived around 8:30 on a Sunday and the small lot was already pretty packed so I would recommend getting there early around this time of year. Plenty of cool spots along the river to camp by also.

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fee
great!
muddy
scramble
6 days ago

Incredible stunning falls at the end of this in-and-out! Absolutely worth the scramble uphill to see... we left our packs at the lower falls and headed up. The trail itself to get there was well-worn and at places very muddy, rooty, and slick on some downhill areas. Would recommend hiking boots over sneakers or any other footwear. Couple of fun water crossings but the trail runs parallel to the creek most of way. $5 parking fee. This is one of the trails where we really feel that AllTrails would benefit from changing their ratings from Easy/Moderate/Hard to a scale of 1-10. It isn't quite "easy" as it's listed but it's not quite a "moderate" either. Best described... I would say it's about a 4 maybe 4.5.... a moderate hike that is on the easy end of the moderate scale.

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muddy
6 days ago

This trail is pretty flat, just a few inclines. I think what makes it more challenging is the abundance of overgrown roots. We went on a Saturday and it was super busy. If you can, I would suggest you go on a week day to avoid the crowds and be able to enjoy it more.

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bugs
9 days ago

Very few steep inclines but a bunch of roots on pathway. Scenic route along water with several nice falls. Not crowded at all, but it did rain in the morning and during making it a little muddy. My eyes were on a high protein diet considering all the gnats they consumed. Overall it was an easy/long hike with a couple preschoolers in tow.

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muddy
11 days ago

What a beautiful hike! It was muddy, but I did go right after some rain, which made the waterfalls abundant in water and made the woods smell amazing. There are several areas to stop by the creek and there seems to be campsites all the way up. Watch out for falling branches, almost had a big one fall on me!

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bugs
no shade
rocky
13 days ago

this is one way route

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bugs
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muddy
15 days ago

$5.00 entry fee. The earlier you get there the better if you want a parking space and the trail to yourself. AllTrails says it’s easy but I say it’s closer to moderate than easy. Wear good footwear because the trail is full of roots, you cross cross the river a couple of times and it was muddy in spots but not terrible if your wearing hiking boots. The bugs are worse mid morning so bring your insect repellent. Couple of small falls the last one is very nice and quite a hike. It’s a beautiful shady trail. I enjoyed it.

muddy
15 days ago

easy hike for the most part some small inclines, one at the very end is near impossible to do with a toddler walking. 100% worth every single step to see the falls!

hiking
16 days ago

Was way more beautiful than pictures could prove but isn’t that always the case. From pictures it only seemed like a little crack in the cliff that leaks water but it is so much more than that and bigger than pictures led on. It’s a Must see in person for sure!

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16 days ago

I loved this trail. It was challenging and breathtaking. Wear hiking shoes and bring water. It took us 90 minutes to reach waterfall stopping for pictures; and only 50 minutes to descend out.

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19 days ago

Wonderful Trail - my friend found a chigger on his leg (that’s what he called it). Recommend going very early. Parking was a mess by lunchtime.

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muddy
rocky
20 days ago

Beautiful scenery.

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bugs
muddy
rocky
25 days ago

Someone said this was a flat trail, it is not! It’s not too bad but I would not label it easy.

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