Northeast Georgia Mountains / Tallulah Falls

Tallulah Gorge State Park

338 Jane Hurt Yam Dr.
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573

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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


    Nature Trails, Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Gift Shop, Parking on Site, Picnic Shelter, Public Restrooms

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Site Information

    Pull-thru Sites, RVs Permitted

    Special Tags


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Trunk or Treat for Halloween

    Trunk or Treat for Halloween

    10/31/2016 - 10/31/2016

    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

    11/05/2016 - 11/20/2016

    Join us for a ranger-led hike, starting at 11a.m., down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the 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! No pets allowed. Kds must be 10 or older. Register in advance.

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  • Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike

    Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike

    11/13/2016 - 12/13/2016

    Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance.


    Thursday, August 18, 2016
    8:45 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.

    Thursday, September 15, 2016
    7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

    Saturday, September 17, 2016
    8:45 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.

    Sunday, October 16, 2016
    8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    Sunday, November 13, 2016 read more

  • Walk Off The Turkey with a hike

    Walk Off The Turkey with a hike

    11/25/2016 - 11/25/2016

    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, no pets allowed. Register in advance.

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  • Discover Tallulah Gorge's Hidden Gems

    Discover Tallulah Gorge's Hidden Gems

    11/26/2016 - 12/17/2016

    A series of 12 hidden gems events will will take place in 2016. Each month will offer a unique event ranging from easy hikes to strenuous ones to paddling on a lake. Click this event for details. Please sign up in advance for the events.

    Saturday, November 26, 2016
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Saturday, December 17, 2016
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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  • Christmas at the Gorge

    Christmas at the Gorge

    12/03/2016 - 12/03/2016

    Come and see Santa, make crafts, enjoy Christmas music and have a snack here at the park. If you have a camera, you can take your own photos with Santa.

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