Raven Cliff Falls
Raven Cliff Falls - Helen, GA
Start: Raven Cliff Falls Trailhead
Location: Helen, Georgia
Distance: 4.8 mile out-and-back
Dog Friendly: Yes
This is a popular heavily trafficked trail out of Helen, Georgia. There is a large parking lot located at the trailhead but it tends to fill up on the weekends. There is a $5 parking fee as well. If you plan to take this hike on a weekend, show up early to get a spot.
The trail begins along a creek and takes you through the dense, lush green Chattahoochee National Forest. The falls are not the only draw to this trail. The trail itself is captivating with creek crossing, unique bridges, and some fantastic camping spots. This is our favorite family hike any time of the year.
During the hike, you will pass by many smaller cascading waterfalls as you walk along a creek the majority of the hike. Though this hike is categorized as easy, you have to remember you are still hiking nearly 5 miles. Pack plenty of water, take your time, and enjoy the beauty of this hike.
As you near Raven Cliff Falls, you will see a large rock face that is divided. At this point, the path becomes semi-difficult. In order to see the falls, you must climb approximately 100 feet up a rock scramble. The trail is not as well-defined and rocks can become dislodged so take this section slow. Once at the top you will see an opening in the rocks and an absolutely gorgeous waterfall.