Raven Cliffs

White County, Georgia

Distance2.4mi
Elevation Gain1,410ft
Trailhead Elevation2,001ft
Top2,617ft
Elevation Min/Max2000/2617ft
Elevation Start/End2001/2001ft

Raven Cliffs

Raven Cliffs is a hiking trail in White County, Georgia. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 2,001 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,410 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms and parking.

Raven Cliffs Professional Reviews and 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"

"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."

"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."

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7/25/2018
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7/11/2018
Awesome hike with multiple streams and many small waterfalls along the route. Nearly all of the trail is a steady incline, but nothing too intense. Start hiking early to beat the crowds who flock to this pretty place. The falls are beautiful and the pool is cool!
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1/6/2018
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
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2/17/2017
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. https://www.tripleblaze.com/hiking-trails/Georgia/Raven-Cliff-Falls_1009v
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9/18/2010
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.
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10/18/2008
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.
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12/18/2006
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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5/11/2006
This is a well maintained and beautiful trail. I started at Unicoi State Park and hiked up to Anna Ruby Falls and returned for a total hike of 10 miles. This water fall is the most beautiful and majestic in the state of Georgia. This trail is moderate with a lot of different terrains to go through. This trail is also a good exercise trail with the right amount of uphills and downhills to catch your breath. Of all the trails I have hiked this one is at the top of my list.
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Trail Information

White County
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
USDA Forest Service, Chattooga River Ranger District, 9975 US 441 South, Lakemont 30552; (706) 754–6221; www.fs.usda.gov/conf
Local Contacts
USGS Cowrock; USDA Forest Service map for Chattahoochee National Forest in Georgia
Local Maps

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Aug 2018