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"Raven Cliff Falls" (The Other Way) 8.8 Miles

  • Jan 12, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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Let's meetup at the Ingles on Long Shoals Rd. at 9:00 am. We will then carpool at 9:15 am to the Raven Cliff Falls trail head. If your meeting us at the trail head, please be there around 10:00 am in case we're early, and remember to look for me! We have two groups meeting in the same parking lot!

  • Please be sure of your hiking ability! This is a moderate to strenuous hike!!
  • Please be sure that you have nothing else to do this day!
  • Please leave your dog at home on this hike!

I'm doing this hike "backwards" of what Tom Silver is doing, and we will pass the other group going in the other direction at some point. You will need to bring good comfortable hiking clothes, plenty of water, and a good portion of food to eat. This is not an easy hike!

We will leave the parking lot for the Raven Cliff Falls trail and travel 2.2 miles. We will then take the Gum Gap / Foot Hills trail for 3.0 miles to the Naturaland Trust Trail. We will then descend down into the valley 1200 feet, for 1.8 miles. We will then cross the river, and then start the journey up Dismal Trail. This trail's name is exactly what it sounds, dismal! We will hike up the steep mountain 1200 feet up for 1.5 miles. We will have to take switchback breaks on this one. Once at the top, we will then head to the overlook of the falls, and then back to our cars exhausted!

---> Directions to the trail head! <---

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  • Kim B

    Fabuloso.

    January 14, 2013

  • Jeff H.

    This way or the other way -- it was all good. Thanks, gentlemen, for organizing and improvising.

    January 13, 2013

  • Eric

    Great Day, thanks Everyone!

    January 13, 2013

  • Carrie

    Great day! Thanks Eric and Tom! 1,200 feet down, 1,200 feet up...we schooled that gorge!!

    January 12, 2013

  • John Z.

    Eric and All: I am so sorry I messed things up - I thought this was a Sunday hike (Sunday is the only day I can do longer hikes, as I have kids duty on Saturdays). Sorry for my mistake.

    January 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Last minute add on, I'm going to meet you guys at the trailhead hopefully. Look for the strapping young man in a red suv ;-)

    January 12, 2013

  • suzanne

    can i still come even if i'm on the waiting list? i've never been on a meet-up hike before.

    January 9, 2013

    • Eric

      I can only take 12 people on this hike. Get on the waiting list anyway, you may make it onto one of the hikes.

      January 10, 2013

    • suzanne

      okay. thank you.

      January 10, 2013

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    Assistant Organizer

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