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

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Gift Shop

    Parking on Site

    Picnic Shelter

    Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Site Information

    Pull-thru Sites

    RVs Permitted

    Special Tags

    Film

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Whitewater-Watching Hike

    Whitewater-Watching Hike

    11/18/2017 - 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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  • Park Fun Run

    Park Fun Run

    11/19/2017 - 11/19/2017

    Lace up your shoes and meet us at the Jailhouse for a 2.8 mile run. Stick to the preplanned route on the Shortline trail or create your own longer or shorter run. Runners, joggers, and walkers of all abilities are welcome!

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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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  • Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike

    Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike

    12/03/2017 - 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, September 6, 2017
    8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    Thursday, October 5, 2017 
    7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

    Saturday, November 4, 2017 
    7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

    Sunday, December 3, 2017 
    6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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  • Family Tradition First Day Hike

    Family Tradition First Day Hike

    01/01/2018 - 01/01/2018

    Meet at the old jail house for a leisure 1.5-mile walk on a paved trail. There will be different activities to participate in on the hike. Each family will receive a family journal to write about their experience. Space is limited. Please sign up in advance.

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