Northeast Georgia Mountains / Tallulah Falls

Tallulah Gorge State Park

338 Jane Hurt Yarn Drive
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573

706-754-7981
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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. 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

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Gift Shop, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike

    Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike

    10/03/2014 - 12/06/2014

    Enjoy a 1.5 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.

     

    Friday, October 3, 2014
    5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    Saturday, October 4, 2014
    5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014
    8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    Friday, October 10, 2014
    9 p.m. - 11 p.m.

    Thursday, November 6, 2014
    6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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  • Full Moon Paddle

    Full Moon Paddle

    10/05/2014 - 10/05/2014

    Enjoy a paddle on Tallulah Lake under a full moon. Space is limited, so call and reserve your spot. Children must be 8 or older and no pets. The maximum number of people per canoe is two adults and one child. Children under 15 must have an adult in their canoe.

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  • Trunk or Treat for Halloween

    Trunk or Treat for Halloween

    10/31/2014 - 10/31/2014

    Park visitors can decorate their cars and hand out treats to children as they walk from car to car. Games will be provided for children while cars are being decorated. Prizes will be awarded for cars and costumes. Please show up on time so that no cars are driving in the parking lot while children are trick-or-treating.

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  • Whitewater-Watching Hike

    Whitewater-Watching Hike

    11/01/2014 - 11/15/2014

    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.

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  • Walk Off The Turkey

    Walk Off The Turkey

    11/28/2014 - 11/28/2014

    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.

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