Raven Cliff Falls

Trail Activities: t

  • Hike


2.20 miles


One Way


Natural, Boardwalk

Difficulty: Moderate

Trail Features: t

  • Information Sign
  • Waterfall
  • Parking
  • Trail Head
  • Scenic Observation
  • Pets
  • Fee
  • Camping


This 400-foot waterfall of Matthews Creek is one of the most scenic and photographed waterfalls in the state. It was named for the ravens that breed in the high cliffs forming the falls. Over 150 species of ravens have been identified in this region.

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Raven Cliff Falls is the king of South Carolina waterfalls at an estimated 420 feet. Matthews Creek plunges off Raven Cliff Mountain at the Blue Ridge Escarpment near Caesars Head. The escarpment is where the Blue Ridge Mountains (part of the Appalachian chain) drop abruptly 2,000 feet to the Piedmont below. This sudden drop is the geologic reason why there are so many falls in the area.

Camping: Call 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or go online at www.SouthCarolinaParks.com to make your reservations today!


From Travelers Rest: Drive north on Highway 276 1.1 miles past the visitor center the Raven Cliff Falls parking area is on your right. The trailhead is across the street blazed in red.

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Caesars Head State Park | 8155 Geer Highway, Cleveland, SC 29635 | (864) 836-6115 | Email

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Lat: 35.11122297943680
Long: -82.64690681353436