Ravens Cliff Trailhead

Area Status: Open

Hiking trailhead for Ravens Cliffs Wilderness Area. The trail is a wilderness trail that is to keep in the Wilderness chacater.  Parking area consists of gravel delineated parking lot for 30 vehicles, interpretive kiosk, bear resistant garbage bins, vault toilet, and picnic tables.  There is a $5.00 amenities fee per vehicle. Use Leave No Trace practices while hiking in this beautiful Wilderness Area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open year-round
Reservations: No reservations, this is a first come, first served area.
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: There is a $5.00 per vehicle amenities fee per day to use this facility.  95% of fees collected are returned to assist with operation and maintenance costs. Fees can be paid by using cash,  check (made out to the USDA Forest Service), or pay for your activity pass at Ravens Cliff Wilderness Trailhead with the Recreation.gov Mobile App. Log in to your Recreation.gov account through the mobile app and scan the QR code at the area.  Follow the on-screen instructions. If you don’t have an account, you’ll need to create one to use Scan & Pay before coming to the site. Please have your proof of payment on your windshield.
Open Season: Open year-round
Restrictions: The maximum length of stay is 14 days. No UTV's, ATV's or Golf carts allowed in the campground or on Forest Service Roads. After the camper(s) has accumulated 14 days within any 30-day time period, the camper(s) must leave that area/campground and move from Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest land for 30 days before returning for another stay.
Closest Towns: Helen, GA
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Passes: America the Beautiful Senior or Access Pass/Golden Age or Golden Access passes are the only passes accepted at this site.
Operated By: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: This is a Wilderness area so there are/could be stream water crossings, be prepared to get your feet wet to really know the Wilderness character experience. Wilderness areas are lands designated by Congress to be kept in the most natural (untrammeled) state possible while still allowing some recreation opportunities in those areas. Please stay on the trails, they are marked and please follow Leave No Trace principles. NO bicycles or any other type of wheeled vessel, carts, coolers with wheels, etc. are allowed in any part of the Wilderness. No use of anything with a motor including drones, chainsaws, go-pro type cameras, mattress pumps, or generators. 

General Information


 Physical Address: 3000 Richard Russell Hwy, Helen, GA


Day Hiking

3.3 mi one way, 6.6 mi out and back


Reservation Info None


Picnic tables: day use area
Tent camping: White Oak Gap Road, above parking lot, and along trail after the first water crossing
Parking: 30 car lot
Toilets: in parking lot