One of the best hikes weâve taken. Raven Cliff Falls is probably the most visited waterfall in South Carolina and once you arrive at the overlook you will know why! If car camping is â¦ From here you'll be able to see Raven Cliff Falls dropping 420 feet down the other side of the gorge. 34.709969,-83.788837 // N34 42.598 W83 47.330. We visited early on a wednesday morning in late september. Stay on the marked trail, tell someone where you're going, pack safety and wayfinding essentials, and don't rely on a mobile phone to find your way. Raven Cliff Falls, located in the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area/Caesarâs Head State Park, offers the hiker a number of trails on which to enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Eric Champlin is a creative director and photographer who loves to explore southeast. This map shows our approximate route while exploring this trail, but does not replace an official trail map. This is another one of the great hikes a slight distance from Helen, GA. but well worth the drive. All photos are copyright Eric Champlin or Summit19 Studio LLC. We visited early on a wednesday morning in late september. Located in the Chattooga Ranger District, this waterfall is perhaps one of the most unusual in north Georgia because the water flows through a split in the face of a solid rock outcropping to the ground 100 feet below. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. Located in Caesars Head State Park, the trail to the falls is a moderate 2.2 mile hike. Check out more of our favorite. It has all the good stuff plus some. The scene from the deck takes in the entire cliff that Matthews Creek drops over to create these falls. Hike this trail to a gorgeous waterfall that cascades through a 40-foot-tall, towering cliff, slicing the enormous rock outcrop in half. 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Raven Cliff Falls is said to be South Carolinaâs tallest waterfall with a drop of around 400ft though some have disputed this claim saying itâs more on the order of 320ft or so. People from all over come to stand in the presence of the waterfall anomaly. Matthews Creek plunges off Raven Cliff Mountain at the Blue Ridge Escarpment near Caesars Head. Keep all food items and fragrant cosmetics out of reach in a bear canister (available at our Trailful Outdoor Co. shop). This hiking trail leads to the scenic overlook, where you can view the 420-foot Raven Cliff Falls. And before you go, always check the trailhead kiosk, official maps, and the park or ranger office for notices of changed routes, trail closures, safety information, and restrictions. You have cascades behind you and the drop-off into the gorge in front of you. We tried to get out the door as early as possible, but by the time we got kiddos and all the furry ones squared away, it ended up being close to 9 a.m. Two of the other waterfalls, Anna Ruby Falls and Dukes Creek Falls, are also in White County, while the third waterfall, DeSoto Falls, is in neighboring Lumpkin County. Raven Cliff Falls is located on Matthews Creek and is the tallest waterfall in South Carolina falling an impressive 420 feet. Heâs also the co-founder of Atlanta Trails and Asheville Trails, digital magazines that highlight the Southâs best outdoor adventures. You really canât beat it. Raven Cliff Falls The trail to Raven Cliff Falls is 5 miles round trip along Dodd Creek to the cliffs where the creek plunges through a narrow opening in the cliff. Many steeply-pitched side paths depart on the trail’s left side, leading to multi-tiered waterfalls cascading beneath the forest canopy. The escarpment is where the Blue Ridge Mountains (part of the Appalachian chain) drop â¦ On wet ground hiking boots can give less slipping but no special gear is needed. This is a unique waterfall worth the effort to get to. And catch wildflower and waterfall-filled beauty throughout the trail’s 2.5 miles: the hike follows a beautiful, rushing trout stream in a shady, moss-filled forest. If you are adventuress and energetic, you can take the Raven Cliff Falls Loop trail which will take you down to the falls. We believe â¦ The trail surface is wide and flat, with only a few places where roots have created steps. time. This hike offers a scenic view of Raven Cliff Falls. The path begins as a wide road near the junction of Dodd and Bear Den Creek. And packed with beautiful, cascading waterfalls, the Raven Cliff Falls Trail is one of the most beautiful (and most popular) hiking trails in North Georgia. Raven Cliff Falls is the king of South Carolina waterfalls at an estimated 420 feet. Head north to Hiawassee and stop by our new hiking outfitter store,Â Trailful Outdoor Co.Â Our Atlanta Trails founders are at the shop every day giving out tips on our favorite local hiking spots… we’d love to say hello! Ok, so the falls at the end are good but there are certainly better falls in the area. The trail levels at .25 mile before descending toward the creek. Trout fishing abounds here, and it is unusual to see any of the available fishing areas along the â¦ Let's work together to keep these fantastic trails maintained and open for use! Trail requires little climbing (with the exception of an optional climb at the end) but there is significant elevation change with narrow. Campsites are free and first-come, first-claimed. But there are also several smaller falls. 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Behind the split, the water drops approximately 60 feet and then rushes through the rock face and drops 20 feet to a deep pool. The distance to the other side of the valley is so far that itâs hard to make out the wooden overlook on the other side. A maps app will help you catch the small access road off the highway. The waitress were very nice and kind. ft. single-family home is a 3 bed, 2.0 bath property. After the hike, donât forget to stop by Helen, GA, a small German-style alpine village with many specialty shops and food. Come by and say hi! Had to park on the road into the trail head, hundreds of hikers ! Raven Cliff Falls are located in White County, Georgia on a creek that joins Dodd Creek. Excellent service. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. It is easy to find about 15 min west of Helen Georgia. There are supposed to be three main falls along Ravens Creek. The trail is also dotted with many backpacking campsites on the creek’s level banks, offering a little more solitude for campers willing to backpack it in. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and fishing and is accessible year-round. The Gum Gap/ Foothills Trail leads to the top of the falls. Boutique tour with professional tour leader, no more than 14 guests.