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Raven Cliff Falls

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Address: Helen, GA 30545

Many hiking trails bordered by scenic mountain streams, waterfalls and...

Many hiking trails bordered by scenic mountain streams, waterfalls and other scenic vistas abound throughout this 9,115-acre natural reserve.

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Good hike

Hiked in the morning, so the weather was in our favor & not too many other hikers. It is 4.8 mi. hike so it took us about 2 1/2 hours. There are a few other lovely waterfalls on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Louise J
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hiked in the morning, so the weather was in our favor & not too many other hikers. It is 4.8 mi. hike so it took us about 2 1/2 hours. There are a few other lovely waterfalls on the way to Raven Cliffs. Hiking path is steep, so be prepared.

Thank Louise J
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Raven Cliff Falls is a waterfall between two rocks. Many of the trail, filled with lots of tree roots are narrow, where there is rock can be very slippery. You will walk alongside the creek. You will see several mini waterfalls on the way. You have to pay attention where you're walking because you may trip over a tree root.... More 

1 Thank Nicki K
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't give a full 5 since we didn't make the full hike. We did wander in a couple miles but weren't prepared to hike with our little #jazzy🐩

Thank nicbo78
Beech Island, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visiting this waterfalls is like a nice walk thru the woods. not to hard of a hike just kinda long. lil more then 5 miles one way. is a pretty falls tho. better when its rainy but it also makes for a muddy trail at the end.

Thank cowtown036
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

MOST of the hikes around this area are quite strenuous -- which is not a problem for me but might be for you. This is an exception -- and there really is a waterfall at the end of the 2.5 mi long trail. There are also first-come, first-camp sites along the way on the creek -- there are no bad... More 

1 Thank Tickerguy
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

well worth the hike. Saw several small falls on the way, but the real journey is at the end where an amazing view awaits you

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

It's an easy and pet friendly hike around Helen. Will take around an hour one-way. Trail is by the stream and I like the water sound all the way when you hike.

Thank Raghu R
Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

We climbed this as a family. This was the first time as a family we have climbed the mountain. I have done many. Be prepared with proper boots that have ankle support and traction, have plenty of water, a good camera and some snacks. You can make a good day of it. Minimum time to spend walking at a good... More 

1 Thank Gary D
Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

By far the best trail I've ever been on in this area. There are so many beautiful falls and views along the way. The end is defintely worth the hike. I will advise that it is a difficult and long trek. I do not recommend for small children or those unable to hike long distances through difficult terrain. I was... More 

1 Thank Nicole E
East Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The "main" falls is interesting but there are a few very pretty falls along the trail. If you want to get to the top of the falls, go right. It's a very challenging climb to the top, not worth the risk in retrospect.

Thank michigantraveler35

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