Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Tallulah Gorge State Park

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   HIKING -- For visitor safety, gorge floor permits will not be issued on some dates due to water releases. See WATER FLOW below.

One of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern U.S., Tallulah Gorge is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep. Visitors can hike rim trails to several overlooks, or they can obtain a permit to hike to the gorge floor (100 per day, not available during water releases). A suspension bridge sways 80 feet above the rocky bottom, providing spectacular views of the river and waterfalls.  Tightrope walkers have twice crossed the gorge, and visitors can still see towers used by Karl Wallenda.  A paved path follows an on old railroad bed, perfect for strollers and bicycles, while mountain bikers can test their skills on a challenging 10-mile trail.
Exhibits in the park’s Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center highlight the rich history of this Victorian resort town, as well as the rugged terrain and fragile ecosystem of the area. The persistent trillium, monkey-face orchid and green salamander are protected species found within the gorge. An award-winning film takes viewers on a dramatic journey through the gorge, including footage of rock climbers and kayakers.  A gift shop offers snacks, jewelry, toys, books, walking sticks, clothing and more.

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   Please be advised that flip flop and croc shoes are not allowed when obtaining a gorge floor permit.

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GPS Coordinates:
N 34.739750 | W -083.395233

Located on U.S. Hwy. 441 within the city limits of Tallulah Falls, Ga.

338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr
P.O. Box 248
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573
Rabun County


Hours of Operation
Park Hours: 8AM-Dark
Interpretive Center Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking.
Free permits required to access the gorge floor. Violators may be fined.


Walk Off The Turkey
Friday, Nov 28, 2014 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Friday, Nov 27, 2015 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Take a guided hike through the gorge floor to work off those extra pounds you acquired over Thanksgiving. This hike is strenuous and involves climbing over and under rocks and logs, jumping from rock to rock, and possibly getting your feet wet. Participants must be 10 or older. Register in advance.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Friday, Dec 5, 2014 5:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Enjoy a 1.5 mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Christmas at the Gorge
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Come and see Santa, make crafts, enjoy Christmas music and have a snack here at the park. If you have a camara you can take your own photos with Santa. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
First Day Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
What a great way to start the New Year – Go for a Hike! Join a ranger on a moderate 3.5-mile hike along the rim and through the woods. Children must be 8 yrs. or older. Bring water and snacks.  $5 a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Hike down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous. Register in advance.  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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