Fall in Georgia is the perfect time for a hike, especially when it takes you through scenic autumn foliage that leads to a massive waterfall. Although the weather is finally simmering down a bit, it's still warm enough to immerse yourself in all that nature has to offer. This Georgia hiking trail leads you through a valley to a massive 40-foot waterfall cascading over a cliff.

Raven Cliff Falls is a 40-foot-cliff with a massive fracture in the middle that allows cascading creek water to flow through, making it a beautifully hidden gem nestled on a trail in North Georgia. The moderate two-mile hike to the falls is riddled with a valley of smaller multi-tiered falls, streams, lush vegetation, wildflowers and even a small swimming hole. The trail, which is embroidered with plenty of trees and brush, is the perfect spot to make your fall dreams come true. 

The fairytale wonderland of mossy forest eventually leads you to your destination, where you can splash in the water and rinse off in the 40-foot tumbling tower of refreshing water. The Raven Cliff Falls trailhead near Helen is where your adventure begins.

Shortly after you cross the wooden bridge along the path, you will begin hearing the serene echo of rushing water and arrive at the falls in a short two miles. The round trip hike is 4.8 miles so this is good distance and adventure for any hiking level. 

This is the perfect place to unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of your daily life. It's ideal for a romantic date or a day of exploring with your besties. Don't forget to let your dog tag along for the ride because these falls are definitely doggie friendly. 

Check out the trail map to guide you and take advantage of some relaxing and remote autumn camping at the stream-side campsites.

For more breath-taking natural gems in Georgia, check out this massive 100-foot waterfall that doesn't even require a hike or this hike with captivating mountain views and a crystal clear waterfall.


Raven Cliff Falls

Price: Free

Address: Helen, GA

Why You Need To Go: To explore one of Georgia's most beautiful hidden wonders with a lush and scenic hike that leads you to a massive 40-foot waterfall.

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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