Attractions Near Helen, Georgia

Raven Cliff Falls Trail - Helen Georgia

This trail starts where Dodd Creek runs into Dukes Creek, the trail follows Dodd Creek, passing a few waterfalls, until it reaches the cliffs. The first waterfall is 1.1 miles into the trail and the 10 foot waterfalls splashes onto a boulder beneath. The woods change to hardwoods for the rest of the hike. At 1.3 miles you come to the second waterfall an nice 35 foot drops into a shallow pool.

At the 2.5 mile marker is the highlight of the trip the massive 125 foot Raven Cliffs Waterfalls. The lower 40 feet descend a cave like walls. It is clearly visible through the trees as you approach the falls.

The Trail is located in the Raven Cliffs Wilderness, which was designated in 1986 and currently consists of 9,115 acres. The Wilderness is located within the borders of the Chattahoochee National Forest in Lumpkin and Union Counties, Georgia. The Wilderness is managed by the United States Forest Service and is part of the National Wilderness Preservation System.

Take note that this trail is extremely popular, and the wilderness around is nearly worn out from all the camping, but does not deter the beauty of the falls. Raven Cliff waterfalls is one of four popular waterfalls in the Forest near Helen, Georgia.

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