Northeast Georgia Mountains / Tallulah Falls

Tallulah Gorge State Park

338 Jane Hurt Yarn 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

    Facility Amenities

    Gift Shop, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Gorge Floor Hike

    Gorge Floor Hike

    05/28/2016 - 09/05/2016

    Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led 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 register in advance

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  • Slackline 101

    Slackline 101

    06/01/2016 - 08/31/2016

    Join us for a unique opportunity to learn the basics of walking on a Slackline at the site of Karl Wallenda's 1970 crossing of the Gorge. No experience necessary. Just bring a pair of comfortable shoes and your balance! Ages 12 and up. Space is limited, so call ahead to reserve your spot.


    Wednesday, June 1, 2016
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016
    1:00 p..m - 3:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00... read more

  • Witch's Head Hike

    Witch's Head Hike

    06/11/2016 - 08/28/2016

    This guided hike will take you to the bottom of the dam to view the witch's head rock. Enjoy a relaxing lunch. Bring lots of water, lunch and proper foot wear. Children must be 8 or older, and no pets allowed. Register in advance.

    Saturday, Jun 11, 2016

    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Saturday, Jun 25, 2016
    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Saturday, Jul 23, 2016
    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Sunday, Aug 28, 2016
    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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  • Discover Tallulah Gorge's Hidden Gems

    Discover Tallulah Gorge's Hidden Gems

    06/18/2016 - 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, June 18, 2016
    10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Saturday, July 16, 2016
    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Saturday, August 13, 2016
    11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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  • Full Moon Lake Paddle

    Full Moon Lake Paddle

    06/19/2016 - 10/15/2016

    Enjoy a relaxing paddle around Tallulah lake as the full moon reflects off the water. This ranger-led event is an exciting way to get out in the evenings and enjoy nature. Space is limited, so register in advance.

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  • Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike

    Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike

    06/20/2016 - 12/13/2016

    Enjoy a 1 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.


    Monday, June 20, 2016
    9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016
    8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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

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

    Saturday, September 17, 2016
    8:45 p.m. -... read more

  • Family Paddle

    Family Paddle

    06/22/2016 - 08/24/2016

    Join us for a relaxing family paddle around Tallulah Lake. Kids age 2 and up are welcome, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited so call to reserve your spot.


    Wednesday, June 22, 2016
    1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016
    1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

    Wednesday, August 24, 2016
    1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

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  • Jail Tales Trail

    Jail Tales Trail

    10/21/2016 - 10/21/2016

    Participants will begin at the old jail house where there will be storytelling, then walk from the beginning of the Shortline Trail to a bonfire at the suspension bridge, where they'll enjoy roasting marshmallows and a hayride. The last walk beings at 8:30 p.m.

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  • 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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  • 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. Register in advance.

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