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Trail

5.5 mile 8.8 kilometer out and back
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 895' 273 m
Descent: -895' -273 m
High: 2,592' 790 m
Low: 2,004' 611 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 40% (22°)

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Trail shared by Matt Sloan

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

Matt Sloan

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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Apr 6, 2019
Ashley Walker
Mar 30, 2019
Susannah Swanson
Awesome trail with lots of free campsites. Parking $5 5.5mi — 2h 12m
Mar 30, 2019
Jim Beall
Josh Carter Stephen Jackson Jim 5mi — 3h 11m
Mar 24, 2019
Sara Branaum
Feb 21, 2019
Jasim Shuja
Jan 27, 2019
Jacob Davis
Jan 25, 2019
Trevor Smart
Jan 19, 2019
Nicole Sorrells
took some time to wander off trail for pictures 5.6mi

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