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Tallulah Gorge State Park

 
CLIMBING/FALCON NOTICE: Tallulah Gorge is temporarily closed to rock climbing in anticipation of nesting Peregrine Falcons. Climbing is expected to resume this June.
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» Hiking Notice:
 For animals' safety, pets are not allowed on the gorge floor or on any trail accessing the gorge. Leashed pets are welcome on rim trails.
» Gorge Floor Permits:
 Free permits are required to access the gorge floor and can be obtained at the Interpretive Center. Visitors must wear proper footwear—no flip-flops or Crocs. Permits will not be issued after 4 p.m. (3 p.m. during daylight savings time).
 Permits limited to 100 per day. On busy days, permits often run out early in the morning. Permits are not transferable.
 Groups of 20 can get permits on Saturday and Sunday only. Groups of 30 can get permits Monday through Friday only. To protect the natural resource, no groups larger than 30 are allowed.
 Weather and water flow conditions can restrict gorge floor access.
» Playground Notice:
 Currently, Tallulah Gorge does not have a playground on site.
"Immerse yourself in awe-inspiring beauty or daring adventures with a glimpse into the past at Tallulah Gorge State Park, where the Tallulah River flows through rugged terrain to carve a complex 1,000 foot geologic formation and five spectacular waterfalls which provide habitat for many unique species."

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.

Slackline 101
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 1 PM - 3 PM

Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 10:30 AM - 3 PM

Sunrise Hike
Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 6:15 AM - 7:15 AM

Hike Bike Bash
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 10 AM - 2 PM

Family Paddle
Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 1 PM - 3 PM

Discover Tallulah Gorge's Hidden Gems
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 11 AM - 1 PM

Full Moon Lake Paddle
Monday, Jul 18, 2016 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM

Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Witch's Head Hike
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 11 AM - 1 PM
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 11 AM - 1 PM

Jail Tales Trail
Friday, Oct 21, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Trunk or Treat for Halloween
Monday, Oct 31, 2016 5:30 PM - 7 PM

Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 11 AM - 3 PM

Walk Off The Turkey with a hike
Friday, Nov 25, 2016 10:30 AM - 3 PM




Address
338 Jane Hurt Yarn Drive
P.O. Box 248
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573

Directions

GPS Coordinates:

N 34.739750 | W -083.395233


From Atlanta: I-85 north to I-985 (I-985 turns into 365), 365 to 441 North, 441 to Tallulah Gorge. Follow signs to interpretive center to Jane Hurt Yarn Drive.
From North Carolina: Highway 441 South to Tallulah Falls.



Phone
(706) 754-7981

 
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