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Raven Cliff Falls, Helen

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  • This is a 2.5 mile trail to the falls. Very nice and peaceful. Enjoyed it. Have your hiking/ tennis shoe ready and bring some water to drink.  more »
  • My husband and I had a wonderful time on this hike. We are not experienced hikers so this was perfect for us! We loved how quiet it was in comparison to the busy touristy Tallulah Falls.  more »
  • Raven Cliff Falls is a hike, a nearly 5 five mile root and rock infested strenuous hike, not a walking trail. To cross small creeks, there are logs and sometimes nothing at all. This is not a trail fo...  more »
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  • I once came over here late fall when the weather was pleasant and the leaves were changing with a friend of mine. It's a pretty easy hike with a steep slope down to the river on much of the path with cuts in the mountain on the other. Lots of rocks and thick roots along the path make for a very eye catching scene. We walked along this for a while toward the falls with naught but our cellphones (no reception there btw), shorts and flip flops. Strangely, about 45 min in it started to get dark, I had forgotten how quickly the sun went down in the mountains when your in a valley and also, that it gets darker earlier in autumn. I wondered aloud if possibly we should go a little faster so we could see the falls before it got dark. We started a brisk jog with the goal of at least seeing them for a few seconds before jogging back, since we had no flashlights. As we went along the sky was suddenly shrouded with clouds brought in by a strong wind high above us. We decided to turn back making the jog a bit more hurried and stressful than before. Making good time, it began to rain, and then it was a storm, and then it was pitch black darkness. The roots and rocks, once welcoming, were now trying to kill us. Every step was slick and dangerous, and we were afraid we'd fall off the embankment. Getting out our trust flip phones (this was a while ago), we used the brightest settings on our screens (didn't have a flashlight setting) and held on to each other slowly making our way back. The flip flops were only causing pain at this point, we tried barefoot. Even worse. After I have no idea how long we made it back to the car, her phone was dead, i had hurt my ankle and we were bleeding in multiple places. The car, we could see it, finally we made it out. I had locked the keys inside. Calling for help was pointless, there was no service. The rain had stopped though, and as we sat on the hood of the car, the sky completely cleared bringing out a huge moon. We were freezing and bleeding, but we made it out, and the weather kept getting better. Eventually, I flagged down a passing car on the nearby road (2am at this point), and it bizarrly was another friend of mine, who i hadn't seen in years. Everything worked out ok, 10/10 would be in pain again.
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