Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites

Tallulah Gorge State Park

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   HIKING PERMITS -- For visitor safety, gorge floor permits will not be issued on some dates due to water releases. THIS INCLUDES SEPTEMBER WEEKENDS. 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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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015 6 PM - 8 PM

Walk Off The Turkey
Friday, Nov 27, 2015 10:30 AM - 3 PM

Christmas at the Gorge
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 1 PM - 3:30 PM

First Day Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2016 10 AM - 1 PM

Family Tradition First Day Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2016 2 PM - 4 PM

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

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: Hwy 441 South to Talllulah Falls.

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