On the trail to Raven Cliff Falls

Raven Cliff Falls in the N. Georgia mountains, is just a few minutes from the Alpine Village of Helen.

raven-cliff-falls

This roughly 5 mile hike (in/out) is what I’d consider to be a moderate hike due to the rough nature of the trail. Lots of roots and stumps to be careful of and a few scrambles to contend with, nothing severe, just need to watch your footing.

As you can see from the above image there wasn’t a lot of flow in the falls due to the lack of rain in the area over the summer months. None the less it’s a great day hike or if you prefer to do a little camping there are plenty of campsites along the trail, some at the beginning not far from the parking area and several deeper in on the trail itself for backpacking into.

cairnsDodd Creek Cairns

Raven Cliff Falls Trail follows Dodd Creek and there are plenty of places to veer off the main trail and photograph smaller falls and rock formations. We noticed lots of these little cairns along the way and one can only wonder what meaning they had to the hikers that built them.

fallsWaterfalls on Dodd Creek

There are plenty of smaller waterfalls along the trail to photograph as well and most of them are within easy reach and have a semi path to them off the main trail, just be mindful of your footing when descending to them as they can be a little tricky.

These images were captured with my Sony a6000 and Tamron 17-50mm on a Fotga adapter. I’m really enjoying getting out on the trails again with this little powerhouse of a camera.

And as always, “Take only photographs, and leave only footprints”

Get out and shoot

John

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