Raven Cliffs Falls and Dukes Creek Falls, GA

7/29/03

hikers - John Bellamy,   Jack Jacobi,  Steve Jordan,  Bob Magee,  Wayne Miller,  Bob Presley,  Tony Presley, Dan Ross,   Doug Russell, Jack Slaton,   Bob Thompson,  David Whitaker

Trail access - Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway North of Helen, GA (GA 348 N.) Raven Cliffs parking lot.

Another beautiful hiking day! Partly Cloudy - temperature ranged from 75-80 degrees F. Distance - Raven Cliffs Trail (5 miles r.t.) + Dukes Creek (2 miles r.t.) .

 Fauna identified -  Black Bear (actually the couple behind us saw it.),  and a Pileated Woodpecker.

Wildflowers viewed -  Rhododendrum M., Wild Potato Vine, Asiatic Day Flower, Black-eyed Susans, Showy Plantains, Rattlesnake Plantains, Spotted Jewel-weed, Mountain Mint, Coreopsis, Joe Pye Weed, Tall Goldenrod. among others.


pic1
The trail head off of HWY 348 N.
pic2
The trail follows Dodd Creek all the way to the Cliffs. You hear the pleasant sounds of rushing water for the entire distance.
pic3
The massive rock faces of Raven Cliffs.
pic4
Raven Cliffs Falls!
pic5
Trail head for Dukes Creek Falls.
pic6
Dodd Creek forms a nice and noisy falls adjacent to
Dukes Creek Falls.
pic7
Dukes Creek Falls cascades 250 ft. as Davis Creek joins with Dodd Creek to become Dukes Creek.
pic8
Our group on a viewing platform at Dukes Creek. (l-r) Tony Presley, Bob Thompson, Wayne Miller, John Bellamy, Jack Slaton, David Whitaker, Bob Presley, Steve Jordan, Dan Ross,Jack Jacobi, Doug Russell, and Bob Magee.


back
to Tony's Hiking Page.