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Raven Cliffs Falls

Intermediate
 4.4 (55)

An easy, short hike to a 400 foot waterfall and Raven Cliffs.


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5.5

Miles

8.8

KM

Out and Back

2,592' 790 m

High

2,004' 611 m

Low

895' 273 m

Up

895' 273 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

40%

Max Grade (22°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Family Friendly This is an easy hike for older children, and they'll love playing around the falls area.

Overview

An easy trail along Dodd Creek that leads up to the cliffs and the falls. Along the way, visitors will see plenty of rhododendron and old growth deciduous forest. Keep your eyes and ears out for some small falls and cascades along the creek.

Description

Park at the newly redone parking area at the trailhead. The trail is well marked, so you'll have no problem getting started.

Shortly after your journey begins, you'll see a well-maintained campsite next to a great swimming hole. The trail crosses small feeder streams into Dodd Creek several times, so be prepared for spots of mud and water at times. The forest is primarily hardwood, with a few small evergreens scattered throughout. At 2 miles in, you'll begin to hear the falls, and the noise will increase until a small climb puts you at the foot of the cliffs and the cascades.

A small trail to the left of the falls takes you to the top of the cliff if you want a challenge at the mid-point. From the falls, your return journey will bring you back along the same path the brought you to the cliffs.

History & Background

In the Raven Cliffs Wilderness Area, which extends to Springer Mountain (the starting point of the AT).

Contacts

Shared By:

Matt Sloan

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  4.4 from 55 votes

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Photos

The water flowing down the rocks and the fall leaves in the foreground.
Oct 16, 2020 near Cleveland, GA
Waterfall at the end of the hike for Ravens Cliff
Sep 2, 2018 near Cleveland, GA
Raven Cliff Falls.
Mar 11, 2016 near Cleveland, GA
Raven Cliffs Falls.
Feb 21, 2016 near Cleveland, GA
Raven Cliffs Falls.
Mar 6, 2016 near Cleveland, GA

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Check-Ins

Nov 29, 2022
James Bullard
Beautiful day. Beatty family, Alyce/Bruce.
Oct 15, 2022
Dana V
5.5mi
Oct 9, 2022
Kyle Kvalheim
Jun 4, 2022
Nicholas Boér
Beautiful hike. Nice waterfalls.
Nov 11, 2021
Emma DeJarnette
Oct 3, 2021
Randy Farber
6.1mi — 2h 59m
Sep 26, 2021
Sara Watkins
Great trail. Dog friendly. Go on a weekday to avoid the crowd. 5mi — 3h 00m
Mar 22, 2021
Tim Farquhar