Hikingsouth Hike of the Week

Raven Cliffs Trail Hike - Near Helen, GA

August 16, 2016

This week's hike was on the Raven Cliffs Falls Trail to Raven Cliffs Falls.

HIKERS: John Anderson, Mike Bell, Jenny Bell, John Bellamy, June Bellamy, Phil Brownrigg, Ray Clark, Joe Collins, Tim Hale, Bill Hunt, Bob Magee, Dick Metzgar, Jeanne O'Connor, Tony Presley and Vic Robson .

TTRAIL INFORMATION - Beautiful Raven Cliffs Trail is located in White County, GA north of Helen on the Richard Russell Scenic Highway. The trail is 5 mi round trip as it follows Dodd Creek up to the massive rock cliffs called Raven Cliffs and Falls. The Falls flows between a large crack in the cliffs. This is one of the most popular hiking trails in the state of Georgia.

We rate the hikes mostly easy to moderate. Very careful footing is required as you climb up a steep slope at Raven Cliffs (if you decide to hike up to the split in the cliffs).

Directions: Take GA 75 north from Helen for 1.5 miles. Turn left onto GA 356(75 Alternate) and travel 2.3 miles to the Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway. Turn right and travel 2.8 miles to the trailhead sign and parking area on the left.

Another great day for a hike! Mostly fair, mild with temperatures ranging from 67-75 with a nice breeze. Hiking distance - 5 miles.

WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: Spotted Jewelweed, Beggar Lice, Coreopsis, Rattlesnake Plantain, Alumroot, Spiderwort, Goldenrod, Joe Pye Weed and Wood Aster .

BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Vireo, White-breasted Nuthatch, Goldfinch, Hooded warbler, Blue Jay, Pine Warbler and American Crow.

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Trailhead parking lot at Raven Cliffs.
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Headed for Raven Cliffs!
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Spotted Jewelweed.
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There are several small waterfalls all along Dodd Creek!
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There are some hills but most of the terrain is flat.
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Stop it! Enough is enough with this rock stacking fad. Leave the creek in its natural beauty!
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Beautiful Dodd Creek!
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The simple beauty of a moss-covered log.
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Raven Cliffs massive skyscrapers!
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Raven Cliffs Falls tumbles between the split in the rock cliffs.
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Mushrooms of the week!
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Here, the trail passes by a large rock cliff.
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The Valentine Tree!
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The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r) Joe Collins, Bob Magee, John Anderson, Tim Hale, John Bellamy, June Bellamy, Ray Clark, Mike Bell, Phil Brownrigg, Jeanne O'Connor, Vic Robson, Jenny Bell, Dick Metzgar, Bill Hunt and Tony Presley.

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