Starting out at the Raven Cliff parking area on U.S. Route 276
The Raven Cliff Falls Trail connects with the Dismal Trail and the Gum Gap Trail as well as ending at an observation platform with killer views of the falls.
Gilly descending through a rhododendron tunnel.
Fauster at the junction of the Dismal Trail and the Gum Gap Trail
Former college roommates, now hiking dudes.
Raven Cliff Falls. No need for any other words...
When viewed at original size, the suspension bridge at the top of the falls is readily visible.
Gilly overshadowed by the Raven Cliff Falls in the background.
Signs of spring along the Dismal Trail
Matthews Creek along the Naturaland Trust Trail.
Let's hope these cables are good and taut!
Easy does it.
Nothing to it.
"Look! One hand!"
Just about finished.
A simple but effective cable bridge across Matthew's Creek
Gilly takes his turn.
"How are we gonna climb up this thing?"
Almost to the top of the ridge and the falls.
Mini-Fauster posing below the cliffs
Cool mountain water cascading down the cliff face.
The final push to the top of the falls.
Success! The suspension bridge over Matthew's Creek and the top of Raven Cliff Falls.
Matthew's Creek just above the bridge
And just below on the way to the 400' falls.
Two gnarly hikers after a grueling climb to the top of the falls.
Looking back at the observation platform from the top of the falls.
A great spot for lunch while watching the falls.
Matthews Creek just above the Raven Cliff Falls