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Raven Cliffs Falls

Intermediate
 4.4 (49) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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5.5

Miles

8.8

KM

89%

Runnable

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

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.

Runner Notes

Quite a few roots on the trail.

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 49 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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Jun 30, 2019
John Stevenson
Fun hike with Patricia 6mi
Jun 14, 2019
Brian Mcnamara
beautiful 5.5mi — 2h 00m
Apr 13, 2018
AWBivins
5.5mi