Explore waterfalls, canyons, rivers and more at one of North Georgia’s most popular destinations, Tallulah Gorge State Park. Tallulah Gorge is two miles lonG, nearly 1,000 feet deep, and home to five waterfalls. Visitors can hike rim trails to several overlooks or get a permit to hike to the gorge floor. Permits are limited to 100 per day and can often run out early in the morning. Permits are issued at the Interpretive Center on the day of your visit. Groups larger than 30 are not allowed, and visitors must wear proper footwear to get a permit. Weather and water releases can restrict gorge floor access, so it’s best to call ahead. A paved path is perfect for strollers, wheelchairs and bikes. A challenging 10-mile trails welcomes mountain bikers and members of the Muddy Spokes Club. Trails are strenuous, so hikers are encouraged to hydrate and bring at least 32 oz. of water if hiking the staircase or gorge floor.
The park’s Interpretive Center highlights the town’s history, as well as the rugged terrain and fragile ecosystem of the area. There are several protected species within the gorge. There is also a gift shop, two playgrounds and one picnic shelter. Overnight guests can stay in a tent or park an RV at one of the park’s campsites. Visitors can also stay in one of the three Adirondack shelters.
Deer hunting season runs September 11-January 1. Hikers and bikers are encouraged to wear reflective orange during this time.
⏰ HOURS: Park hours are 7 a.m.- Dark
? ADMISSION: $5 Daily ParkPass. You can also all buy an annual pass for $50.
? PHONE: 706-754-7981
? Pets are not allowed on the gorge floor, sliding rock trail or the staircase to the suspension bridge, which sways 80 feet above the rocky bottom.
? Biking, Muddy Spokes Club
??♂️Rock Climbing, Canyon Climbers Club