Raven Cliff Falls Trail

MODERATE 172 reviews

Raven Cliff Falls Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cleveland, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
695 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

Directions from Greenville: Drive northwest on US 276. Continue to the parking area for the Raven Cliff Falls Trail, which is on the right one mile beyond Caesars Head State Park. The trailhead is across the road and marked with red blazes.

9 days ago

This was a great hike, some good inclines in and out, makes for some good exercise. Great lookout for the falls.

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15 days ago

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28 days ago

Great hike if with someone. Seemed like I would never make it to the end and I actually didn’t.

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent front-country hike along a ridge to an impressive waterfall viewpoint. Trail is well-graded and well-marked: just follow the red paint blazes to the overlook. Viewpoint is somewhat distant from the waterfall, but it gives a great angle and the waterfall is huge. Parking area can overflow on weekends, so try to plan a weekday hike if possible. The park lists this trail at 4.4 miles long, but the recording used here gives 3.5 miles. My observation more or less splits the difference at 4 miles. Regardless of the exact distance, I had a great hike here.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail and scenery with great vantage points, and a nice view of the falls at the end. This trail is actually 2.2 miles each way, for a 4.4 mile out-and-back.

hiking
2 months ago

Took the red trail and getting to the oveelook was worth it. Next time we'll try the trail with the bridge. The waterfall was beautiful.

2 months ago

Steep on way back up so use energy wisely.

hiking
2 months ago

Great day. Followed the orange trail and made a right on the blue trail. Nice little workout and trails were soft overall.

2 months ago

Enjoyed the hike with friends. I will definitely return!

3 months ago

Beautiful and definitely will go back

3 months ago

great hike in, the trails were well keep at the traffic in and out was light. the waterfall was pretty far away, I plan on doing the dismal section of the falls for better view next time.

3 months ago

Great hike! Falls were pretty far at the viewing area. Overall a very nice trial

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4 months ago

The hike was a good quick workout with wide trails that were easily marked. The waterfall lookout point was a bit far away. The photo in the trail cover is NOT from this hike. My dog loved the hike too and there were plenty of views along the way.

hiking
4 months ago

Lots more exciting trails near here. The view of the waterfall is pretty far away.

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5 months ago

Enjoyed the hike but the view of the waterfall was not that great

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5 months ago

Very cool! I have detailed route and video trip on page. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMvTK2Og1c0&t=25s

7 months ago

I liked the Hike but wasn't too rewarding as the waterfall view is so far away

hiking
7 months ago

This is a great hike. For various reasons. I personally must do this one at least once more..

8 months ago

easy short hike from Trail head parking on rt 276. takes about 4 or 5 hrs to hike the raven cliff falls loop. (for the avg hiker)

8 months ago

Nice trail. Not very strenuous but just perfect for the kids to have adventures on! Couldn’t see the falls as it was rainy and foggy!

9 months ago

It's only an overlook of the waterfall and it's pretty far away so can't exactly enjoy it. The trail however is nice and pretty easy. This trail I'd heavily trafficked.

hiking
9 months ago

Lots of people and families on this trail on a beautiful Saturday in September. It was almost as crowded as Walmart. A good bit of up and down but nothing overly strenuous. There are stairs in several areas and a man made shelter and deck at the end. The view of the falls were beautiful.

9 months ago

Great trail. Go in the Fall so you can see the fall well. There is a trail to go right near the falls but haven't done that yet.

10 months ago

Nice trail, but falls were pretty far away.

10 months ago

Enjoyed it!

11 months ago

Good easy/moderate hike. The falls is quite a distance from the overlook platform so is nice to look at but won't get a good pic of without a decent zoom lens. Would definitely recommend taking one of the trails that splits off it to get closer to the falls.

hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Nice, easy trail but the view to the waterfall from the platform is obstructed by trees. We met the park ranger on our way out and he said a work order was placed to trim the trees near the lookout. Next time we will try the Ravens Cliff Dismal Naturaland Loop to get a better look of the falls. It's a longer, strenuous hike. That trail head splits off to the left shortly before you reach the viewing platform for this trail.

hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Easy trail but no real view at the lookout. Trees need to be cut down so you can see the waterfall better. Or go in the winter, maybe.

hiking
Monday, May 29, 2017

Beautiful trail and great view at the end. Hiking to the bridge over the falls is definitely better, but this is a good shorter alternative.

hiking
Monday, May 01, 2017

This was a great hike on a misty, overcast day.

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