Raven Cliff Falls on Dodd Creek
Mark Trail Wilderness Area
White County

 

The trail to Raven Cliff Falls is 5 miles round trip along Dodd Creek to the cliffs where the creek plunges through a narrow opening in the cliff. This a pretty trail and is moderate walking through rhododendron and hemlock forests following the creek by numerous small waterfalls. However the trail becomes fairly steep near the end. The trail and falls are located within the Mark Trail Wilderness Area. The trail head is located off the Richard Russell Scenic Highway (Ga. Hwy 348) 3 miles north of Highway 75 Alt. near Helen and Robertstown, Ga. Other falls along the trail and some trail scenes are shown below.

GPS and Topo Data:
Falls - N34° 43.38' W83° 49.44' - Elev. 2590'
Trailhead - N34° 42.7' W83° 47.47' - Elev. 2040


Along the trail to Raven Cliff Falls which follows along Dodd Creek there are several falls. The two images of the falls shown above taken at different times of the year show the first of several of the larger falls and not difficult to get to off the main trail.

The largest of the falls on this part of Dodd Creek is shown above. This falls is best seen (because of the dangerous descent down) from the trail directly above the creek looking down a steep rock cliff.

Just before reaching split in Raven Cliff through which Dodd Creek falls the trail begins to climb steeply along side the creek. The falls shown to the left is a series of cascades which are part of Raven Cliff Falls.

These ferns grow along a more level part of the trail to the falls.

This is a popular hike and there are ample parking spaces and facilities with information at the trailhead.