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by Donald Pfitzer (Falcon Guides)
This trail in the Raven Cliffs Wilderness Area is one of the more popular hikes in the Georgia mountains. If you want a solitary experience, it is best to walk it during the week or in winter. On weekends from spring through fall, it gets moderately heavy
Hiking Georgia: Atlanta
by Donald W. Pfitzer and Jimmy Jacobs (Falcon Guides)
This trail in the Raven Cliffs Wilderness Area is one of the more popular hikes in the Georgia mountains. If you want a solitary experience, it is best to walk it during the week or in winter. On weekends from spring through fall, it gets moderately heavy use. The trail follows a relatively gentle grade along Dodd Creek to Raven Cliffs, which features a waterfall dropping down through a crevice in the tall stone wall. This is a fine trail for family hiking.
Hiking Waterfalls in Georgia and South Carolina
by Melissa Watson (Falcon Guides)
Unique! Raven Cliffs Falls is unlike any other waterfall in the area. A captivating mystery, it is fed by two streams that appear to come right out of the mountain and then plunge perfectly between the cliffs into the grotto below.
On of the best hikes in n ga. Follows the stream easy access from large parking area
Think it is the same as raven cliffs helen also noted in the guide. This hike is off of richard b russell hwy
Just to be clear, from the official trail head, this is not 10 miles as others have stated.It does not start at a State Park. The round trip from the well marked parking lot is about 5 miles. Because of its proximity to Helen and Atlanta, and because it is very pretty, accessible, and moderate, it is heavily used and very busy with people and dogs during peak season weekends. The falls are stunning, but if possible go during the week.
We went from the campground to the falls and back, 9.6 miles. Decent moderate hike, good exercise. I prefer rocky trails with good vistas, and this falls short in that regard, though the falls are very nice. Encountered one lone hiker the entire time.
I did this as a loop, walking along the road from Unicoi to Anna Ruby Falls, and then back to Unicoi via the trail.
This trail is technically challanging, given that it runs alonmg the side of the mountain, with very little between you and the bottom. Portions are pretty washed out, and a number of tree canopies across the trail.
That being said, it is a fun trail, definitely on my top 10 list.
This was an excellent trail, but be prepared for it as it is not a beginners hike. I went with 3 other college-aged friends and we did pretty well, covering the 10 miles in just under 5 hours. We went on a warm December day and it was truly pleasant because of all the views. It seems that people have camped on it before as there was a firering up on a ridge. It would be a good idea as long as one packs in and packs out well. Be prepared for mud, creek crossing, and steep trail.
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