Hikingsouth Hike of the Week

Raven Cliffs Trail - GA - Raven Cliffs Falls

June 6, 2017

Today's hike was on the Raven Cliffs Trail near Helen. GA to Raven Cliffs Falls.

HIKERS - Jenny Bell, Mike Bell, John Bellamy, Phil Brownrigg, Ray Clark, Joe Collins, Renee Corbett, Tim Hale, Radhika Nadig, Trushna Nadig 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 to partly cloudy, mild with temperatures ranging from 68-72 with a nice breeze. Hiking distance - 5+ miles.

WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: Fly Poison, Foam Flower, Milkweed, Rosebay Rhododendron, Indian Pipes, Cinquefoil.

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


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Parking area
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Crossing the bridge over Dodd Creek.
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The trail stays close to Dodd Creek all the way to the cliffs.
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Wildflower.
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There are nice waterfalls and cascades all along the creek.
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A great day for mushrooms!
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Another nice waterfall
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Trees across Dodd Creek
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The massive rock cliffs!
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Raven Cliffs Falls!
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The water is COLD!
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Milkweed
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Track
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Elevation profile
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The OFHC gang for today's hike (l-r) Radhika Nadig, Phil Brownrigg, Vic Robson, Trushna Nadig, John Bellamy, Jenny Bell, Tim Hale, Renee Corbett, Joe Collins, Ray Clark and Mike Bell.

SEE MANY MORE PHOTOS INCLUDING ALL WILDFLOWERS FROM THIS HIKE BELOW! (CLICK PHOTO)


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