Raven Cliff Falls Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,681' 512 m
Descent: -1,683' -513 m
High: 3,094' 943 m
Low: 1,782' 543 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 52% (27°)
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“This hike has everything from scenic waterfall views to extreme changes in elevation and a massive cliff wall.”— Gary Roberson
Along the way, there is a great break spot on a ledge (see photo) and the Cathedral formation (also see photo). This section is very steep. We crossed Matthews Creek above the falls on a suspension bridge then took a right on the Gum Gap/Foothills Trail all the way back to Raven Cliff Falls Trail #11 and eventually the parking lot.
This hike is outstanding; you should definitely experience it for yourself. Be prepared, as with either direction this is a hard hike with a well-earned payoff.
Local Club: Foothills Trail Conference Inc
Sep 13, 2018: A Day Well Spent on Lake Jocassee
Jun 18, 2015: Roan Mountain FTC Hike
Land Manager: SC State Parks - Caesars Head