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.


   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.

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Tallulah Gorge State Park
338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr
P.O. Box 248
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573
 


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.

Phone
706-754-7981
706-754-7979
706-782-4014

Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Friday, Jun 13, 2014 10 PM
Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 10 PM
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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 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Address
338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr
P.O. Box 248
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573
Rabun County
Website  gastateparks.org/info/tallulah
Contacts
Brenda Cannon
706-754-7970 

Danny Tatum
706-754-7981 

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