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ROCK CLIMBING TEMPORARILY CLOSED -- The park is excited to announce that a Peregrine Falcon has nested inside the gorge and is raising chicks. For this reason, rock climbing is temporarily suspended. Park staff wish to thank the observant rock climbers who reported the nest and were good stewards for this amazing raptor. Visitors may view the nest from overlooks 8, 9 and 10. Binoculars are recommended.
-- 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.
Tallulah Gorge State Park Business Plan
338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr
P.O. Box 248
N 34.739750 | W -083.395233
Located on U.S. Hwy. 441 within the city limits of Tallulah Falls, Ga.