Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites

Tallulah Gorge State Park

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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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Discover Tallulah Gorge's Hidden Gems
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 11 AM - 12 PM

Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Monday, May 23, 2016 9:15 PM - 11:15 PM
Monday, Feb 22, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Sunrise Hike
Sunday, Mar 6, 2016 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM

Sunset Easter Egg Hunt
Friday, Mar 25, 2016 6:30 PM - 8 PM

Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 11 AM - 3 PM

Full Moon Lake Paddle
Friday, Apr 22, 2016 8:45 PM - 10:45 PM

Slackline 101
Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 1 PM - 3 PM
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 5 PM - 7 PM

Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 10:30 AM - 3 PM
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:30 AM - 3 PM

Witches Head Hike
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 11 AM - 1 PM
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 11 AM - 1 PM

Family Paddle
Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 1 PM - 3 PM

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

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


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
(706) 754-7979
(706) 782-4014

 
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