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Raven Cliff Falls

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Helen, GA 30545
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Pretty, shaded hike, a different waterfall experience at the end

This hike is flat to moderately inclining with a few short steeper areas tossed in along the way... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
Great trail - beautiful day

We had a late start on Labor Day but decided to go anyway. Very good we were late (2 pm) because... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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Many hiking trails bordered by scenic mountain streams, waterfalls and other scenic vistas abound throughout this 9,115-acre natural reserve.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“tree roots” (14 reviews)
Helen, GA 30545
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This hike is flat to moderately inclining with a few short steeper areas tossed in along the way. It's relatively short at 5 miles round trip, but because the trail is riddled with tree roots and rocks, it's a good idea to wear hiking boots....More

Thank tohanlon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a late start on Labor Day but decided to go anyway. Very good we were late (2 pm) because the parking lot was busy but people were leaving so we got a place to park. The advise is true - this place is...More

Thank KeldCNielsen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a 5 mile round trip and it's a good healthy hike. The trail is full of tree roots which makes it more difficult but it's mostly trails of small hills filled with tree roots, water streams, little bridges and the end is a beautiful...More

Thank mkay57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trail is very rooty and random so it is not one I recommend for accident prone adventurers. The cliffs at the end are definitely interesting and have a beauty about them that contrasts the area. The falls along the trail I actually think I...More

Thank Krista H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pictures did not do this justice! The walk was easy to the base of the falls. The stunning fissure with more falls behind it was where the steeper climb started. A scramble up and over the rocks. Keep exploring!!! Then we saw more "trail"...More

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Nice 5+ mile round trip hike to the falls on a pretty good trail (lots of roots, not many rocks)-a few places u can get down to creek and sit/wade/cool off

1  Thank wataugaman
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Still, one of our favorite hikes to date and we continue to go at least once a year. This was my introduction outing to hiking and so, we enjoy taking first time hiker friends out on the trail of Raven Cliff Falls. Its a fairly...More

Thank TravelingPairofFour
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This is an easy to moderate hike, mostly overland with some slight grades. Good access points to water for dogs to drink and refresh. Some wider spots to step aside and have snacks, lunch. Some roots and rocks but generally well-worn soft path. Dogs must...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Trail is easy to locate and almost impossible to get lost on. Tons of water for your dog to play in. It smells beautiful. Also we went in July and lots of flowers in bloom. The falls are at the end of the hike...More

Thank Ryane H
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The trail is very easy , you walk by the river all the way down to raven cliff falls , which is beautiful!! Bring snacks and water before you home down , took us about 3 hours to do the whole trail , we also...More

Thank Jacobs C
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25 March 2017|
Response from Katya S | Reviewed this property |
once you get there, it's self-explanatory. We hiked without one, plus there are always people there.
6 January 2017|
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Response from jenalhu | Reviewed this property |
Haven't camped near the falls, camped at the state park just down the road. It was beautiful!!!
8 November 2016|
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Response from xr1515 | Reviewed this property |
I have a picture by that tree too! I wish I could tell you exactly where it is, but all I remember is that it was on the left going toward the falls, somewhere along the middle of the trail. My picture is from 7 years ago... More