Tallulah Gorge State Park
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573
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. An award-winning film takes viewers on a dramatic journey through the gorge, including footage of rock climbers and kayakers.
Info & Amenities
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Monday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Admission & Fees
Daily ParkPass $5.00
Gift Shop, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms
Suitable for Ages
"Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park" Meeting
05/21/2015 - 12/17/2015
Join "Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park" to learn about the many volunteer opportunities available at Tallulah Gorge State Park.read more
Tightrope Lessons-"Get Outdoors"
08/08/2015 - 09/06/2015
A .25-mile hike will take us to the site of Karl Wallenda's 1970 walk across the gorge on a tightrope. We will learn about the history of the tight rope walkers at Tallulah Gorge and teach the basics of walking on a slackline. Ages 8 and up. Reservations required, limit 20 spaces.read more
Volunteer Blitz Thursdays
08/20/2015 - 09/17/2015
Help Tallulah Gorge State Park by volunteering to assist with park projects such as trail maintenance, painting and litter pickup. Afterwards, you can attend a "Friends of Tallulah Gorge" meeting to learn about how you can help throughout the year.read more
Full Moon Paddle
08/29/2015 - 09/26/2015
Enjoy a relaxing paddle around Tallulah Lake as the full moon reflects off the water. This ranger-led event is an exciting way to get out in the evenings and enjoy nature. Space is limited, so register in advance.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday, September 26, 2015read more
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
08/30/2015 - 11/25/2015
Enjoy a 1 mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance.read more
Holiday Gorge Floor Hike
09/05/2015 - 09/07/2015
This is a strenuous trek, which include hiking down 531 stairs, a river crossing, jumping from rock to rock, and climbing boulders along the side of the river to Bridal Veil Falls where you can swim. The total miles is 3.5. Children must be 10 or older. No pets; wear appropriate footwear; bring food and water. Space is limited. Please register in advance.read more
Pollinator Garden Project - Your State Parks Day with "Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park"
09/26/2015 - 09/26/2015
Join "Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park" for a volunteer work day. Projects will include creating a pollinator garden and sprucing up our rim trails. There will also be special lectures on creating your own pollinator gardens and monarch butterflies.read more
11/07/2015 - 11/21/2015
Hike down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls navigate the swift moving waters of Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous. Register in advance.read more
Walk Off The Turkey
11/27/2015 - 11/27/2015
Take a guided hike through the gorge floor to work off those extra pounds you acquired over Thanksgiving. This hike is strenuous and involves climbing over and under rocks and logs, jumping from rock to rock, and possibly getting your feet wet. Participants must be 10 or older. Register in advance.read more
Christmas at the Gorge
12/05/2015 - 12/05/2015
Come and see Santa, make crafts, enjoy Christmas music and have a snack here at the park. If you have a camara, you may take your own photos with Santa.read more