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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.

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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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Upcoming Events
Tightrope Lessons-"Get Outdoors"
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
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Volunteer Blitz Thursdays
3rd Thursday of Month 1 PM - 3 PM from Aug 20, 2015 until Sep 17, 2015 
Full Moon Paddle
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of Fun
Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 9 PM to 11 PM
Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, Oct 26, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
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Holiday Gorge Floor Hike
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Monday, Sep 7, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Whitewater-Watching Hike
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Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
Sunday, Nov 15, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
Walk Off The Turkey
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Friday, Nov 27, 2015 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Christmas at the Gorge
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 1 PM to 3:30 PM

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