Raven Cliff Falls and Dismal Trail Loop

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Raven Cliff Falls and Dismal Trail Loop is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cleveland, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2421 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Combining the Raven Cliff Falls trail, the Gum Gap trail, the Naturaland Trust trail, and the Dismal trail for a great adventure! This is a great workout with a tremendous payoff. Hike trail #11(FHT/Raven Cliff Falls,easy) to trail #13 (Gum Gap,easy). Follow Gum Gap to trail #14 (Natureland Trust, strenuous) over the suspension bridge and down the the side towards Matthews Creek at the bottom. Along the way there is a great break spot on a ledge and the Cathedral formation. This section is very steep going down. Cross Matthews Creek on the cables and start the vicious switchbacks on Trail #12 (the Dismal Trail) back to trail #11 and eventually the parking lot. This hike is outstanding. Be prepared, either direction this is a hard hike with a well earned payoff.

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Fun day hike with my dog. Lots of great views if you are willing to leave marked trails. Bring water! And remember the way back is all uphill!

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28 days ago

Definitely a tough trail! But lots of cool stuff to see along the way!

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29 days ago

Dismal and Naturaland will make you work for it, but the falls are so stunning. Enjoy the reward :)

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29 days ago

My favorite half-day hike in the Greenville area. The trail is beautiful and the bridge over the falls is always better than I remember.

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This one kicked my butt- in a good way! Beautiful! Got to put my feet in the cold refreshing water for a while.

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Took me 3 hours a day 45 minutes. It's a beast but beautiful.

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2 months ago

I really enjoyed this trail. make sure your shoes are fit for the job. at the end of the trip you'll definitely be able to tell if they are good enough.

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