Raven Cliff Falls Trail

Caesars Head, South Carolina

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Raven Cliff Falls is one of three featured hikes in the 10,000-acre Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, which includes Caesars Head State Park along with Jones Gap State Park. This in-and-out hike follows the Raven Cliff Falls Trail, an old buggy road marked by red blazes that shares the first 1.4 miles with the blue-blazed Gum Gap Trail. Due to the beauty of the waterfall and the popularity of Caesars Head State Park, the trail is heavily traveled on weekends, and the two-lane US 276 normally has a steady stream of traffic on it. Make sure to leash your dog at the parking area and not at the trailhead, since it is necessary to cross the street to start the hike.

Raven Cliff Falls Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Raven Cliff Falls is one of three featured hikes in the 10,000-acre Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, which includes Caesars Head State Park along with Jones Gap State Park. This in-and-out hike follows the Raven Cliff Falls Trail, an old buggy road marked by red blazes that shares the first 1.4 miles with the blue-blazed Gum Gap Trail.

Due to the beauty of the waterfall and the popularity of Caesars Head State Park, the trail is heavily traveled on weekends, and the two-lane US 276 normally has a steady stream of traffic on it. Make sure to leash your dog at the parking area and not at the trailhead, since it is necessary to cross the street to start the hike."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Caesars Head
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 673 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year round
Trailhead Elevation: 3,020 feet
Top Elevation: 3,173 feet
Local Contacts: Caesars Head State Park
Local Maps: USGS Table Rock
Driving Directions: Directions to Raven Cliff Falls Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/5/2015
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3/29/2009
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This is an easy, 2.2 mile walk (4.4 miles there-and-back) with plenty of unusual and interesting sights along the way. The scenery is stunning, though the tree's leaves are only just budding in late March. There are multiple points along the trail that provide impressive views of the valleys and mountains surrounding Caesars Head State Park. If you go in early spring, make sure to bring a light jacket with you. For the most part, jeans and a tee-shirt are plenty sufficient in the mild South Carolina temperatures of early/late March. However, once you start down the final valley where the fall's over-look is located, the wind blowing down the valley and accross the water is *cold!*


10/15/2008
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This trail is best when combined with the Matthews Creek Trail and Gum Gap Trails to make an interesting but strenuous backpacking experience - combining great views, creek-side camping, a wire crossing over Matthews Creek and interesting geological formations.



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May 2018