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 free permit (limit 100 per day) to hike down to the gorge floor. A suspension bridge sways 80 feet above the rocky bottom, providing spectacular views of the river and waterfalls. Exhibits in the parks 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. Additionally, an award-winning film takes viewers on a dramatic journey through the gorge. Permits are required for all people accessing the gorge floor or rock climbing/rappelling, but not exploring the rim trails. The only approved trail for entering or leaving the gorge floor is the Hurricane Falls staircase. Both the Hurricane Falls staircase and gorge floor are very strenuous. Trails entering or exiting the gorge, as well as those on the gorge floor, are very strenuous. Visitors with health problems should not attempt to climb these trails. Children MUST be closely supervised at all times. Tallulah Gorge State Park is operated by a public-private partnership with Georgia Power Company. Many facilities, including the campground, are operated by Georgia Power rather than the Department of Natural Resources.

Beautiful views and a great workout. Would do it again! Get there early if you want to take a dip. :)

So many stairs, still feeling it days later.

Second time through, still a lot of stairs!

Well maintained, beautiful scenery. Gift shop with bathrooms. Definitely NOT “easy” if you opt to go down to the suspension bridge and down to the bottom of the gorge on the stairs - so many stairs.

Great morning of hiking. There is something for all

GORGEOUS!! Dogs are not allowed on gorge floor, but it is mostly dog friendly.

Excellent trail for all ages. Beautiful views. The walk down into the gorge and the climb up is somewhat taxing but well worth it!