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.

went here in 2009. beautiful dramatic scenery. easy trail

Easy walk if you stay on the rim trail above the canyon. The stairs are no joke if you venture into the canyon. If you go in, don’t stop at the bridge. Go on down to hurricane falls. Fantastic views and atmosphere.

Beautiful waterfalls. I come here mainly to use the stairs for exercise purposes. You’ll need to get there early to get a Gorge pass as they only allow 100 people into the gorge at any given time. Gorge is only open half the year so make sure you’re planning accordingly if you do decide you want to visit inside the Gorge. Inside the gorge you will find, sliding rock. There are also nearby campsites with electricity.

crowded and highly manicured. I personally prefer backcountry trails so it wasn't really my cup of tea, but I can see how it could be a nice short trail for families as long as they can handle all the stairs. The bridge is cool, we would have liked to make it all the way to the floor but they weren't giving out permits that day.

Friendly staff. Nice visitor center. Disappointed that small portion of trail is along the highway. But overall a great place. Well marked. Beautiful views. And, a few serious stair climbs for anyone looking for a good leg workout!

Easy trail. Great views. If you choose to go down to Hurricane Falls, you’ve got 1,062 steep stairs there and back.

lots and lots of stairs but worth the views

Was a great hike lot of stairs. Very beautiful worth every step!!!

Did this hike back in August to watch the total eclipse. It was as crowded as expected. Altough there were a lot of people , we were still able to enjoy the scenery and take nice pictures. One thing I must say is that there are a LOT of stairs. Most people had to take many breaks in between.

Beautiful scenery. Only a 4 star rating because only a small area is dog friendly.

Great sights to see! This was less primitive than I imagined but I still enjoyed this. Provides tons of activity and sights. There is a place to view the falls for every type of explorer. Many people sitting and watching and others were walking 300 flights of stairs, down into the gorge floor. The suspension bridge is so fun to walk across. I love how close you can get to the huge waterfall!

Beautiful scenery and waterfalls. Insane stairs if you want to make the whole loop. It’s only dog friendly for a small part; they aren’t allowed to go past a certain point. $5 to park. It’s worth it, but probably better to leave the dog home to get the most out of it.

Very fun! Lots of stairs!

enjoyed this up and down walking

Beautiful views. Relatively easy except for the stairs leading into and out of the gorge where it can be a little trying if you're out of shape.

3 months ago

Really enjoyed this trail. It’s a nice walk through the woods with unusual and interesting geography. There are a several lookout points to enjoy. We didn’t do the suspension bridge piece of the trail so we ended up around 4.5 mile hike. So minus the 650 steps to the bridge and back up the other side I would rate this as a super easy leisurely trail. I would definitely do this trail again when looking for a quick easy hike.

Great views, multiple overlooks and LOTS of stairs. Go early if you want to avoid crowds of people.

Five great overlooks of the Fall. Easy hike for all ages. Great picnic area. if you hike past the second overlook, you'll end up at the bottom of the river. Romantic area to sit by the water. Will go back to climb the stairs and go across the bridge to the other side.

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.

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