Tallulah Gorge State Park

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Tallulah Gorge State Park
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GeorgiaGal09
Georgia238 contributions
Having once worked at Tallulah Falls School, I thought I knew about the area. However in the decades (yes, I am getting old!) since I regularly drove around that area, the state park has done a remarkable job of showcasing the gorge and the waterfalls. Hubby and I began our visit by parking at the Interpretive Center, which is a nifty little museum. The 15 minute video, shown on the hour and half hour, was a welcome way to learn more about the gorge. Leaving the center, we walked the trails (both north and south rim) and walked over to the beach area. While there's an access area under the bridge over the 4 lane highway that goes right through the area, visitors who do both of the rim trails have to walk across the bridge. I would be nervous doing that with kids or pets, but some folks seemed undeterred.

There's more to see than we had time or energy for on that day, but I was impressed by the trail system and the scenic overlooks. Perhaps the most interesting is a long series of stairs leading to a bridge across the river, which we didn't do, but it looked neat. There are also camping facilities for those so inclined.

I am sometimes disappointed in the state parks in Georgia, which charge a $5 "parking fee" as you can stay in your ride or on your bike and still be expected to pay. Tallulah Gorge Park is a bargain for $5, but you'll want to get out and take a longish walk.
Written November 4, 2021
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Courtenay O
Palm Harbor, FL1,139 contributions
Couples
This was our second visit in two years. In 2019, in October, it was cooler and crowded. We climbed the 317 steps to the falls and it almost killed us. This time, it was warmer, and no crowds. We simply walked the well maintained trails to see several of the dam overlooks, and take pictures. No stairs! Admission to this GA state park was $5.

Two years ago, in the Interpretive Center’s gift shop, I splurged on a pink tee shirt declaring that I survived the steps to the falls. The gift shop is still open, and items within are tempting. I did not succumb. I looked, and did not buy anything. But I wanted, too.

The exhibits are informative and interesting. The staff is friendly and helpful. If you need to use the bathrooms, they are clean and well maintained. The Center is ADA compliant with ramps & an elevator. During Delta variant of CoVid, masks are recommended in crowded areas.
Written August 12, 2021
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Julio F
Raleigh, NC130 contributions
Family
This park has numerous trails depends on how much you want to hike. They are all different lengths and inclined. We went down to the very bottom of the falls and it was worth it. Great view and nice place for pics. The climb up was challenging because there were a lot of stairs but it was worth it. We did it with a 10 and 13 year old and they both enjoyed it.
Written October 2, 2020
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ELKW
United States11,537 contributions
In this state park, you can walk along the North and South Rim trail, there are several overlook, you can see some views, see some water falls, and there is a swinging bridge, it has a few hundred steps to do down to the swinging bridge, so up and down together will be almost a thousand steps. It's a nice half day walk, If you go down to the river, it requires permit, and it depends on the river condition if it allows people to go down or not. The state park required $5 admission fee for a day, but with that day pass, you can go to other state park within the state for free (on the same day). There is a building with gift shop and museum, you can take a look.
Written May 1, 2022
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CAYTLien
Roswell, GA328 contributions
Great place to take a day hike, an overnight camp or just picnic for a few hours.
This park is easily accessible from 441 with plenty of parking.
Parking does cost a small fee but is very much worth it.
The long hike is easily done and can be done with a small child. We did our hike with a 5yo in tow.
Would recommend to any out of state visitors wanting to take some great pictures.
Written November 5, 2020
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Zemin H
Atlanta, GA199 contributions
Family
Although it's middle of November, the color of leaves still gave us a surprise. Just follow the Tallulah Gorge Rim trail to get all the outlook points. The trail has few sections which may confuse people, main sections are: North Rim Trail, Hurricanes Falls Trail, South Rim Trail. Typically Interpretive Center serves as starting point, it actually is a visitor center, and parking lot, it requires $5 at entrance. starting from lower level of the center. The outlook point 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 are at North Rim Trail, outlook point 7, 8, 9, 10 are at South Rim Trail..

We normally schedule to go a loop: follow North Rim Trail to visit OP 1 and Inspiration point which gives best view on north rim, then back to OP 3 and OP 2,, where follow steep staircase to Hurricanes Falls, at bottom there's a little suspension bridge, it's also a popular picture point. Then there comes challenging 221 steps up to South Rim Trail, once up and catch breath, go left to OP 8, 9, 10, where has equally beautiful views as south rim, then back to OP 7, 6, crossing bridge to OP 5, 4 of north rim, then parking lot. It's 3 miles loop, the recorded elevation was 628ft on Strava and 570ft on MapMyrun, we took 2 and half hours, took plenty of pictures.
Written November 15, 2021
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Demmeri
Tampa, FL34 contributions
This was a perfect stop that we discovered on accident. The views are amazing if you can get to them. However, the stairs can be a challenge for someone not in shape. If you're willing to make it to the suspension bridge the views completely pay-off. luckily there are plenty of rest stops along the way which are helpful on the return journey. I would also recommend that you bring bottled water with you on the hike because none of the fountains were working.
Written February 26, 2020
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geomom01
Leesville, SC1,328 contributions
Tallulah Gorge State Park can be confusing to get to and also to hike, but definitely worth it. GPS coordinates for the Visitor Center are posted on their website. And be sure to stop in and pick up a trail map. There is a $5 parking fee which helps maintain the park and visitor center. There are several trails, North Rim and South Rim are just two and there are five waterfalls. Since we were time limited, we chose to hike the 2-mile Hurricane Falls Loop which starts from the visitor center parking lot, down the steps to Hurricane Falls and cross the suspension bridge and then up to the south rim trail. We followed the South Rim Trail to the Dam, crossed over and took the North Rim Trail back to our car. It was not very long and the stairs are challenging, but it is the only way to go down into the gorge with out a (free) permit for the Gorge Floor. I copied/posted the trail map we were given to better explain the loop. If you can do stairs, this is a really nice hike.
Written July 18, 2021
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Tom B
Atlanta, GA55 contributions
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 Wallenda tower is still in place (high wire walker), from the 70's.

If you get a pass, you can actually walk in the water at the base and take a rough trail back.

Beautiful views.
Written March 2, 2022
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Bowmanator22
Charlotte, NC4,974 contributions
Family
This was definitely one of our best family hikes. 10 overlooks around the rim of the gorge. Awesome staircases (300+ steps down to swinging bridge, additional 225 down to the bottom) provided a great workout. My daughter and I loved the falls. We spent 3 hours between hiking and in the visitor center.
Written June 6, 2022
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