Northeast Georgia Mountains / Tallulah Falls

Tallulah Gorge State Park

338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr.
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, Trails

    Facility Amenities

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

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Site Information

    Pull-thru Sites, RVs Permitted

    Special Tags

    Film

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike

    Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike

    12/13/2016 - 07/09/2017

    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.

     

    Tuesday, December 13, 2016
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Thursday, January 12, 2017
    6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

    Friday, January 13, 2017
    7:20 p.m. - 8:50 p.m.

    Friday, February 10, 2017
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    Saturday, February 11, 2017
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  • Discover Tallulah Gorge's Hidden Gems

    Discover Tallulah Gorge's Hidden Gems

    12/17/2016 - 12/17/2016

    This is a short little walk to watch the sun go below the mountain horizon. See the sunset over Tallulah Lake. Meet at the Old Jail House. This is part of a series of 12 hidden gems events that take place in 2016. Each month will offer a unique event ranging from easy hikes to strenuous ones to paddling on a lake. Please sign up in advance for the events. The cost is free.

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  • Solar Eclipse Festival

    Solar Eclipse Festival

    08/21/2017 - 08/21/2017

    Come watch a total solar eclipse at our park which will be in the direct path of seeing a total eclipse. The total eclipse has not happened in the United State of America since 1979. The event will take place in the helicopter pad (field) next to the campground.

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  • Walk Off The Turkey with a hike

    Walk Off The Turkey with a hike

    11/24/2017 - 11/24/2017

    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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  • Christmas at the Gorge

    Christmas at the Gorge

    12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

    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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