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#4 of 64 state parks in Georgia

Best trails in Tallulah Gorge State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, views trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Tallulah Gorge State Park ranging from 0.7 to 8.5 miles and from 1,528 to 1,709 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Tallulah Gorge State is one of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern U.S. 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. Permits are required for all people accessing the gorge floor or rock climbing/rappelling, but not exploring the rim trails.

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Map of trails in Tallulah Gorge State Park
Park information
Acreage:
2,739 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Contact
(706) 754-7981
Helpful links
Top trails (6)
#1 - Tallulah Gorge and North and South Rim Loop Trail
Tallulah Gorge State Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 45 m
NOTE: The park is not issuing permits for the Gorge Floor as of July 2020, due to COVID-19 concerns. Please check here for updates: https://gastateparks.org/TallulahGorge Dogs allowed on rim trails only, not the Gorge Floor, Sliding Rock Trail, and Hurricane Falls Staircase. Dogs will not be able to complete this entire loop. Although mostly moderate, please note that this route is almost entirely stairs, which may be difficult for some visitors. The Tallulah Gorge is breathtaking! These trails are very well marked and stairs are very sturdy. The views of the waterfall are breathtaking. If you wish to visit the Gorge Floor, free permits (limited to 100 per day) are required and can be obtained at the Interpretive Center on the day of your visit. This allows you to go past the bottom of the stairs and onto the gorge floor, just outside the pool at the base of the waterfall. From there, there is a path through the woods and rocks that takes you down the river following all 3 waterfalls.Show more
#2 - Tallulah Gorge Lookouts and Cascade Falls
Tallulah Gorge State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
Fee $5 / $3.75 for veterans Note: For animals' safety, pets are not allowed on the gorge floor, Sliding Rock Trail, and Hurricane Falls staircase to the suspension bridge. Leashed pets are welcome on rim trails. For more information, please see https://gastateparks.org/TallulahGorgeShow more
#3 - Tallulah Gorge Trail to North Rim Trail Loop
Tallulah Gorge State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(82)
Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
Note: Dogs allowed on rim trails only, not the Gorge Floor, Sliding Rock Trail, and Hurricane Falls Staircase. Dogs will not be able to complete this entire loop. The Tallulah Gorge is breathtaking! These trails are very well marked and stairs are very sturdy. The views of the waterfall are breathtaking. To visit the Gorge Floor, free permits (limited to 100 per day) are required and can be obtained at the Interpretive Center on the day of your visit. This allows you to go past the bottom of the stairs and onto the gorge floor, just outside the pool at the base of the waterfall. From there, there is a path through the woods and rocks that takes you down the river following all 3 waterfalls.Show more
#4 - Sliding Rock
Tallulah Gorge State Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 16 m
#5 - Stoneplace Trail
Tallulah Gorge State Park
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 4 h 17 m
A (free) back country permit is required for this 10 total mile out and back trail which starts at Tallulah Gorge State Park and ends at a boat launch & camping area on Tugaloo lake. Several back country campsites are available along the trail and a 4x4 road leading to a boat ramp can be used to access the trail terminus.Show more
#6 - High Bluff Trail
Tallulah Gorge State Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
Note: Visitors must obtain a permit at the Interpretive Center before hiking this trail.Show more