Northeast Georgia Mountains / Tallulah Falls

Tallulah Gorge State Park

338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr.
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573

706-754-7981 | 800-864-7275
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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 - 5:00PM
    Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Daily ParkPass $5.00


    Nature 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


  • Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike

    Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike

    03/02/2018 - 03/31/2018

    Enjoy watching the moon rise above the gorge from the suspension bridge and learn some interesting tidbits about the moon. This hike will go down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge where we will hang out as the moon comes into view. Space is limited please call to make a reservation. The hike may be cancelled due to weather.

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    6:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

    Thursday, March 1, 2018
    6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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  • Tempesta Waterfall Hike

    Tempesta Waterfall Hike

    03/10/2018 - 06/16/2018

    Enjoy the rare opportunity to walk the base of Tempesta falls. This is a short but strenuous hike which entails going down 310 stairs, getting off the beaten trail to hike down steep embankments and along the river to the base of Tempesta falls. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring snacks and lots of water. Children must be 10 or older, no pets.

    Sunday, February 18, 2018
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Saturday, March 3, 2018
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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  • Whitewater-Watching Hike

    Whitewater-Watching Hike

    04/07/2018 - 11/18/2018

    Join us for a ranger-led hike 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, kids must be 10 or older. Call to register.

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  • Gorge Floor Hike

    Gorge Floor Hike

    05/26/2018 - 09/03/2018

    Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led, very strenuous hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch, and snacks. Space is limited, call to register. No pets; kids must be 10 or older.

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  • High Bluff Loop - National Trails Day

    High Bluff Loop - National Trails Day

    06/02/2018 - 06/02/2018

    Join us on National Trails Day for a moderate 3 mile, ranger-led hike on one of our back country trails. Kids must be 8 or older. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring water and snacks. Call ahead to register.

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  • Trunk or Treat for Halloween

    Trunk or Treat for Halloween

    10/31/2018 - 10/31/2018

    Bring your decor and candy and join us for our annual Trunk or Treat. Visitors decorate their cars and hand out treats as kids walk from car to car. Activities will be provided for kids while cars are being decorated. Prizes will be awarded for cars and costumes. Please arrive on time so no cars are driving while children are trick-or-treating.

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  • Christmas at the Gorge

    Christmas at the Gorge

    12/01/2018 - 12/01/2018

    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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