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“Raven Cliff falls” 5 of 5 stars
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Raven Cliffs
Helen, GA
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Helen
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: Many hiking trails bordered by scenic mountain streams, waterfalls and other scenic vistas abound throughout this 9,115-acre natural reserve.
Georgia USA
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“Raven Cliff falls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

A nice (several miles) hike from Richard Russell Highway north of Helen. The trail follows the bed of an early logging railroad. The falls are almost hidden in the rocks but beautiful. Careful: People get hurt every year climbing on the rocks.

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St. Augustine FL
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“Excellent walk along a flowing creek - December 28th”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

It has been raining this last week and I knew this would be a good hike. The trail is around 5 miles round trip, but it is an easy hike.

You travel most of your route by a flowing stream. On the way to the falls you will see many mini falls, including one that is about 30 feet high. Once you get to the main falls you climb up a rock area and the falls are in between the crack of the mountain. Not really amazing, but worth the hike. If you like a bit more adventure you can climb to the very top, but the view of the falls is a let down and it has become a bit on the risky side!

Plan 2-3 hours total for the hike and remember to bring water.

Visited December 2012
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Huntsville, Alabama
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“Excellent hike!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We hike this trail several times a year! It goes along a creek and has several falls along the way! Beautiful surroundings and so peaceful! A must do when you visit!!

Visited October 2012
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Cleveland, Georgia
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“Fantastic Hike...Puny Falls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

My second favorite hike in the area. You follow Dodd's Creek upstream to the falls and pass by several cascades and a couple of pretty waterfalls. The trail is 2.5 miles long (5 miles round trip). The actual waterfall that the trail is named for is actually anticlimactic.

Visited November 2012
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maitland, florida
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“6 Miles Round Trip. Some Real Climbing At The Falls.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

It's flat and easy for a long time 2 miles into the hike. It is beautiful along the creek. 6 Miles Round Trip. Some Real Climbing At The Falls. Once you make it to the end you can really challenge your rock climbing skills. There is a ROOT LADDER between two cliffs that will take you above the falls. I climbed it and you do need upper body strength to climb this and NO FEAR of heights. This is what set this hike apart from others for me. The falls were mediocre at best. The camping looked great along the creek.

Visited October 2012
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