Northeast Georgia Mountains / Tallulah Falls

Tallulah Gorge State Park

338 Jane Hurt Yarn Drive
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


  • "Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park" Meeting

    05/21/2015 - 12/17/2015

    Join "Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park" to learn about the many volunteer opportunities available at Tallulah Gorge State Park.

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  • Full Moon Paddle

    Full Moon Paddle

    08/29/2015 - 09/26/2015

    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.


    Saturday, August 29, 2015
    8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    Saturday, September 26, 2015
    7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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  • Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike

    Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike

    08/30/2015 - 11/25/2015

    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.

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  • Holiday Gorge Floor Hike

    Holiday Gorge Floor Hike

    09/05/2015 - 09/07/2015

    This is a strenuous trek, which include hiking down 531 stairs, a river crossing, jumping from rock to rock, and climbing boulders along the side of the river to Bridal Veil Falls where you can swim. The total miles is 3.5. Children must be 10 or older. No pets; wear appropriate footwear; bring food and water. Space is limited. Please register in advance.

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  • Tightrope Lessons-

    Tightrope Lessons-"Get Outdoors"

    09/05/2015 - 09/06/2015

    A .25-mile hike will take us to the site of Karl Wallenda'€™s 1970 walk across the gorge on a tightrope. We will learn about the history of the tight rope walkers at Tallulah Gorge and teach the basics of walking on a slackline. Ages 8 and up. Reservations required, limit 20 spaces.

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  • Volunteer Blitz Thursdays

    Volunteer Blitz Thursdays

    09/17/2015 - 09/17/2015

    Help Tallulah Gorge State Park by volunteering to assist with park projects such as trail maintenance, painting and litter pickup. Afterwards, you can attend a "Friends of Tallulah Gorge" meeting to learn about how you can help throughout the year.

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  • Pollinator Garden Project - Your State Parks Day with

    Pollinator Garden Project - Your State Parks Day with "Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park"

    09/26/2015 - 09/26/2015

    Join "Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park" for a volunteer work day. Projects will include creating a pollinator garden and sprucing up our rim trails. There will also be special lectures on creating your own pollinator gardens and monarch butterflies.

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  • Whitewater-Watching Hike

    Whitewater-Watching Hike

    11/07/2015 - 11/21/2015

    Hike down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls navigate the swift moving waters of 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. Register in advance.

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  • Walk Off The Turkey

    Walk Off The Turkey

    11/27/2015 - 11/27/2015

    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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  • Christmas at the Gorge

    Christmas at the Gorge

    12/05/2015 - 12/05/2015

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

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