To see the six waterfalls that cause the Tallulah River to drop nearly 150 m (500 ft), visit Tallulah Gorge State Park, a 1,000 hectare (2,600 acre) wilderness area. The sprawling park surrounds a 300 m (1,000 ft) deep river gorge, considered one of the "Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia." Just above the gorge you can also see a century-old hydroelectric dam, built in 1913 to generate electricity needed to run Atlanta's streetcars. The dam activates regular white-water releases, providing opportunities for white-water rafting and kayaking. Hikers love to explore the suspension bridge, which hangs 24.4 m (80 ft) above the gorge. Stop by the interpretative visitor center if you’d like to hike to the gorge’s floor because you’ll need a permit; 100 are distributed each day. Make Tallulah Gorge State Park a part of your Tallulah Falls vacation plans using our Tallulah Falls online tour itinerary maker.
Tallulah Gorge State Park Reviews
A friend recommended visiting Tallulah Gorge and so my husband and I decided to go. The center/gift shop was closed, but the trails were open and a map was provided. We hiked to Outlooks #1 and... more »
We had a wonderful time hiking thru the area and viewing the falls from various points. There are a lot of stairs to get to the bottom but worth the view. The climb up is harder - haha! Gorgeous view.... more »
The views are breathtaking. Every staff member was friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful. We obtained the free permit and hiked down to the gorge floor. It was awesome! As soon as you drop down below the suspension bridge, there is no trail. You must find your own way along the river, crossing the river twice. It is challenging, to say to the least. There is a natural rock slide at the bridal veil falls, where you can slide down the falls into the pool of water below. Great way to cool off before crossing over and ascending 700 feet over the next quarter of a mile. That's pretty steep, but really not as difficult as we thought it would be. There is also a rim trail that offers spectacular views of the gorge, including the falls. There is something for everyone here.
Great little walk. Mostly stairs which makes it easy on the way down. If you are not used to hiking it is still doable, just carry some water. Be careful on stairs they can make you a little dizzy. Look to the edge, it'll help with the feeling. The bridge swings a little, don't be scared, just part of the experience. It has some great views. On the way back up you'll feel the stairs just take your time and enjoy yourself.
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