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

    08/10/2014 - 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.

    Sunday, August 10, 2014
    8:15 pm - 10:15 pm

    Sunday, September 7, 2014
    7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

    Friday, October 3, 2014
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Saturday, October 4, 2014
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Tallulah Gorge Floor Hike

    Tallulah Gorge Floor Hike

    08/30/2014 - 08/31/2014

    This is a strenuous hike with activities including hiking down 531 stairs, jumping from rock to rock on a river crossing, climbing over boulders and over and under logs. The hike will go to Bridal Veil Falls where we will hang out for an hour and head out sliding rock trail a very steep quarter mile trail. Limited space call to make a reservation.

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  • Your State Parks Day with

    Your State Parks Day with "Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park"

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    Tallulah Gorge is one of the oldest geological features in North America and one of the seven wonders of Georgia. Over 300,000 visitors hike our trails each year. Spend "Your State Parks Day" working alongside "Friends" of Tallulah Gorge spreading mulch on our trails.

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  • "Your State Parks Day" Geo-Caching Event

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    This official event listed on www.geocaching.com will be geared to beginning and advanced geocachers alike. Spend time learning topics such as how to use equipment, tips on seeking caches, geocaching etiquette, and details of Georgia Parks' series of caches. Participants can search for two new caches to be hidden on the day of the event.

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