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Raven Cliffs Falls

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Length


5.5 Miles 8.8 Kilometers


895' 273 m

Ascent

-895' -273 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

40%

Max Grade (22°)

2,592' 790 m

High

2,004' 611 m

Low

Shared By Matt Sloan

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

Matt Sloan

Dogs Leashed

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

Family Friendly This is an easy hike for 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)

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Dec 22, 2018
Amanda BB
The trail is pretty wet and muddy. Recommend waterproof shoes. 5.2mi
Nov 16, 2018
Joshua Nieuwhof
Oct 14, 2018
Jackie Bonds
Beautiful trail. Heavy traffic. Lots of families and dogs. I would like to set up camp here someday. 5.5mi
Oct 14, 2018
Candice Bonds
Lots of waterfalls to see on the way up! 5.5mi
Oct 14, 2018
Aaron Burch
Oct 7, 2018
Brian L
5.7mi
Oct 7, 2018
Taylor Storm
Oct 7, 2018
Jack Kerouac

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  4.2 from 31 votes

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