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, 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 Lake Paddle

    Full Moon Lake Paddle

    05/09/2017 - 08/06/2017

    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, call to register. No pets; kids must be 8 or older.

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017
    7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    Friday, June 9, 2017
    9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

    Sunday, August 6, 2017
    8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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  • Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike

    Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike

    05/10/2017 - 12/03/2017

    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. Call to register.

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    8:20 p.m. - 9:50 p.m.

    Thursday, June 8, 2017
    8:10 p.m. - 9:40 p.m.

    Sunday, July 9, 2017
    9:15 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.

    Monday, August 7, 2017
    8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017
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  • Women's Wilderness Weekend

    Women's Wilderness Weekend

    05/20/2017 - 05/21/2017

    Ladies ages 16+ join us for a ranger-led, overnight adventure packed with fun. Activities include archery, hiking, primitive backpack camping, campfire cooking, birding and paddling. Bring camping gear, water, snacks, good hiking shoes, and binoculars if you have them. No pets allowed. Call to register.

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  • Sunset Hike

    Sunset Hike

    05/24/2017 - 08/16/2017

    Join us for a ranger-led hike to our highest point in the park to watch the sun set over Tallulah Gorge. Bring water for this moderate, 1 mile hike. Space is limited, so call ahead to reserve your spot.

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    7:45 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, August 2, 2017
    7:45 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

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  • Gorge Floor Hike

    Gorge Floor Hike

    05/27/2017 - 09/04/2017

    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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  • Bear-ly TRY-Athalon - National Trails Day

    Bear-ly TRY-Athalon - National Trails Day

    06/03/2017 - 06/03/2017

    Have you ever wanted to participate in a triathlon? Here is your chance to "bear-ly try" by hiking, biking and splashing a total of 1.6 miles. This is a family-friendly event. Click here for a registration form.

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  • Hike Bike Bash

    Hike Bike Bash

    06/10/2017 - 06/10/2017

    We will take a guided hike as well as a bike ride on our paved shortline trail. You can choose to do either one of the activities or both. The hike starts at 10, lunch at noon, and biking at 1 p.m. We will not be providing bicycles, and all riders must wear a helmet. Bring water, a snack, and lunch. Ages 12 and up. Reservations needed.

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  • Sensory Awareness Night Hike - Get Outdoors Day

    Sensory Awareness Night Hike - Get Outdoors Day

    06/10/2017 - 06/10/2017

    Join us on our North Rim Trail for a leisurely stroll while learning about our senses and the senses of animals who live in Tallulah Gorge State Park.

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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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  • Trunk or Treat for Halloween

    Trunk or Treat for Halloween

    10/31/2017 - 10/31/2017

    Park visitors can decorate their cars and hand out treats to children as they walk from car to car. Activities will be provided for children while cars are being decorated. Prizes will be awarded for cars and costumes.

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  • Whitewater-Watching Hike

    Whitewater-Watching Hike

    11/04/2017 - 11/19/2017

    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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  • 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. Call to register.

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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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