Tallulah Gorge State Park, Tallulah Falls

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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.
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  • Outstanding hiking with unbelievable views, walk down to the gorge first, lots and lots of stairs, so get the hard part out of the way then walk the rim,. wear comfortable shoes, the rim trail is... 
    Outstanding hiking with unbelievable views, walk down to the gorge first, lots and lots of stairs, so get the hard part out of the way then walk the rim,. wear comfortable shoes, the rim trail is...  more »
  • Lovely place. However, if you decide to walk down to the suspension bridge or to the base of the falls, it is very taxing. Steps all the way down but remember, you have to walk back up as well. The....  more
    Lovely place. However, if you decide to walk down to the suspension bridge or to the base of the falls, it is very taxing. Steps all the way down but remember, you have to walk back up as well. The....  more »
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  • The staff was absolutely wonderful. They were extremely helpful and polite. The guest center was a good place for kids to learn about the local environment/wildlife. Gift center had some cool items for everyone. The park its self was clean and easy to navigate. The crew there keeps great trails and clearly marks them with paint spots, tree markers, and ground based signs. Cant beat that.
  • We visited on April 14, 2022. The hike down in the gorge is no joke. We are very experienced hikers and even we underestimated the physical challenge required. That being said, the hike was amazing, challenging, beautiful and I would absolutely do it again. Be prepared to get wet and be super careful on the very slick rocks. Bring a dry bag for your things when crossing the river. It would be best just to slide over the falls and then swim across at the last river crossing (with your things in the dry bag). This hike is not for very young children or for anyone with preexisting health conditions or joint issues. It is also not marked and the map is not very helpful (no scale for distances).

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