Tallulah Gorge and North and South Rim Loop Trail

MODERATE 331 reviews

Tallulah Gorge and North and South Rim Loop Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lakemont, Georgia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
370 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

old growth

rocky

NOTE: dogs allowed on rim trails only

6 days ago

Great time hiking around with our 5 and 6 yr old kids!

8 days ago

Hike was great,gorgeous views all along the trail.

9 days ago

Absolutely beautiful. One of the best maintained set of trails. I almost felt like I was walking in a park instead of hiking through woods. But despite the lack of a "backcountry " feel, there are some spectacular views of the falls and gorge.

12 days ago

Great views, lots of stairs. Wouldn’t recommend for dogs or little kids. Bridge is cool.

21 days ago

those stairs though

24 days ago

The view today of the water fall was amazing as it is falling at the highest rate it has. It was worth the hikes and stairs

26 days ago

awesome hike

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27 days ago

just a basic stair hike nice view but very comercial all about money

1 month ago

Awesome views. Well marked. No pets down, across, and up the gorge.

1 month ago

A lot of stairs but enjoyed and love how my legs felt after good work out for them! Would not take my dog to this! The stairs are not paw friendly and the also say they are not aloud of the floor of the gorge!

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1 month ago

I love this trail. If you plan on hiking the gorge floor to sliding rock, get there early as they only give out 100 permits a day.

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1 month ago

Great views and area, but was disappointed with how short the trail around the gorge was. The only difficulty was coming back up the numerous steps. Local farm to table restaurants in Clayton made up for the lack of challenge.

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2 months ago

Beautiful scenery but take note: this trail on the app is not talking about the gorge floor. Hiking the loop across the suspension bridge is a lot of steps but nothing is better (but more difficult) here than the gorge floor leading up Sliding Rock Trail. Took my husband and I about 3.5 hours to hike (and climb and wade in freezing water) from the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center then down to the suspension bridge then further down to the gorge floor (no pets allowed on the gorge floor) then across the rocks and along the rocks all the way to Bridal Veil Falls. The real challenge is the 45 degree angle climb up Sliding Rock Trail for about .25 miles and then up to the South Rim trail and across the bridge and North Rim Trail back to the center. Difficult but so worth it! Permit is required to go down to the gorge floor (only 100 given out each day).

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2 months ago

Beautiful scenery from both sides. Quite the workout if you decide to hike the trails from one side to the other. Take the stairs all the way down to the bridge, cross it, then come back up the stairs on the other side. It was abt 11,000 steps trail and steps.

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2 months ago

It was a nice trail with views and the suspension bridge was fun. Besides the stairs down to the bridge and up the other side, it was a very easy trail. Good views and a nice family loop trail. I took my 3 nieces ages 7,10, and 11. They hiked to loop with no problems. I would hike it again.

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2 months ago

Beautiful trail with some fun rock hopping. The trail goes pretty vertical on the south side of the gorge. Gorge floor permit is a MUST, as the floor was my favorite part of the hike.

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2 months ago

Great time, a tough one but feels great afterwards.

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3 months ago

We wanted to do the entire loop, and web site says dog friendly. However dogs are not allowed on stair down to the gorge. My son and I did the stairs and my Husband has to stay with dog. That was very disappointing. We did do the north and south rim and both were nice walks dog friendly and beautiful views. Would like to do it again without the dog, but not sure I can do stairs again tomorrow. Only giving 4 stars, because info was wrong and not totally dog friendly.

3 months ago

Great day hike, EXTREMELY busy and lots of kids. $5 parking with lots of available spots. If you take the stairs then you get a great workout with beautiful views, definitely bring lots of water and snacks. Don't recommend if you have bad knees. The only trail that requires a gorge floor permit is Sliding Rock, and they weren't even giving out permits the day I went.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

went here in 2009. beautiful dramatic scenery. easy trail

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4 months ago

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.

hiking
4 months ago

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.

hiking
4 months ago

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

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5 months ago

lots and lots of stairs but worth the views

hiking
5 months ago

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

5 months ago

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.

5 months ago

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

6 months ago

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.

hiking
7 months ago

Very fun! Lots of stairs!

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