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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.
BURN NOTICE: Starting February 9, Tallulah Gorge staff will be on standby for favorable weather conditions to conduct a controlled burn at the park.

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
Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of Fun
Friday, Apr 3, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Sunday, May 3, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
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Whitewater-Watching Hike
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Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
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Volunteer Blitz Thursdays
3rd Thursday of Month 1 PM - 3 PM from Apr 16, 2015 until Sep 17, 2015 
"Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park" Meeting
3rd Thursday of Month 3:30 PM - 5 PM from Apr 16, 2015 until Dec 17, 2015 
Wild Flower Hike
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Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Holiday Gorge Floor Hike
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Saturday, May 23, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Sunday, May 24, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Monday, May 25, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
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Tightrope Lessons
Sunday, May 24, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
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Full Moon Paddle
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Saturday, May 30, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, Jul 31, 2015 9 PM to 11 PM
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
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Walk Off The Turkey
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of Fun
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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