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Best trails in Tallulah Falls

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Looking for a great trail near Tallulah Falls, Georgia? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, river 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. If you're looking for the best trails around Gorges State Park or Vogel State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Stumphouse Mountain Bike Park or Warwoman Wildlife Management Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Tallulah Falls ranging from 1.3 to 9.4 miles and from 1,532 to 1,791 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Tallulah Falls
Top trails (12)
#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: A permit is required to do this full loop, as it reaches the gorge floor. As of October 2020, the park is not issuing permits. Hikers can do the portions of this route along rim trails. Please see the park website for more information: https://gastateparks.org/TallulahGorge This popular hike offers incredible views of the Tallulah Gorge, several waterfalls, and beautiful north Georgia forest. If you're looking for a workout, climbing in and out of the gorge is sure to get you sweating. Note that dogs are allowed on the rim trails, but not the gorge floor. The route on this page enters the gorge floor, so those with dogs will not be able to complete this full loop. A permit is required to enter the gorge floor. These permits are limited to 100 per day, 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. There is a trail along the river where you can view the waterfalls. If you do not have a permit, you will not be able to complete the loop on this page in its entirety. Please see the park website for more permit information: https://gastateparks.org/TallulahGorgeShow more
#2 - Tallulah Gorge Lookouts and Cascade Falls
Tallulah Gorge State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
Note: A permit is required to do this full loop, as it reaches the gorge floor. As of October 2020, the park is not issuing permits. Hikers can still do the portions of the loop along the rim trails. Please see the park website for more information: https://gastateparks.org/TallulahGorge This popular route offers incredible views of the Tallulah River Gorge, several waterfalls, and beautiful Georgia forest. The uphill portions are enough to get most hikers sweating, as you go down into the gorge, and then back up. 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.Show more
#3 - Minnehaha Falls Trail
Tallulah Falls, Georgia
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 12 m
This is a short, family friendly hike leading to a gorgeous waterfall.Show more
#4 - Angel Falls Trail
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 56 m
The current response to the COVID-19 emergency has closed several trails and recreation sites in Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests. Please see website for up to date info: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/conf/recreationShow more
#5 - Tallulah Falls Rail Trail
Tallulah Falls, Georgia
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
#6 - Tallulah Gorge Trail to North Rim Trail Loop
Tallulah Gorge State Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 51 m
Note: A permit is required to do this full loop, as it reaches the gorge floor. As of October 2020, the park is not issuing permits. Hikers can do the portions of this route along rim trails. Please see the park website for more information: https://gastateparks.org/TallulahGorge This popular hike offers incredible views of the Tallulah Gorge, several waterfalls, and beautiful north Georgia forest. If you're looking for a workout, climbing in and out of the gorge is sure to get you sweating. Note that dogs are allowed on the rim trails, but not the gorge floor. The route on this page enters the gorge floor, so those with dogs will not be able to complete this full loop. A permit is required to enter the gorge floor. These permits are limited to 100 per day, 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. There is a trail along the river where you can view the waterfalls. If you do not have a permit, you will not be able to complete the loop on this page in its entirety. Please see the park website for more permit information: https://gastateparks.org/TallulahGorgeShow more
#7 - Sliding Rock Trail via South Rim Trail
Tallulah Gorge State Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 40 m
Note: A permit is required to do this hike in its entirety, as it reaches the gorge floor. As of October 2020, the park is not issuing permits. Hikers can do the portions of this route along rim trails. Please see the park website for more information: https://gastateparks.org/TallulahGorge This difficult trail traverses a steep, rocky embankment before reaching the gorge floor. From here hikers can walk along the beautiful Tallulah River and view several waterfalls. There are many different combinations of trails that lead to this trail. The route on this page is one option. There is also a loop from the north side of the river which many hikers choose to do. A permit is required to reach the gorge floor, which this route does. Permits can be obtained at the interpretive center on the north side of the river. More information about permits can be found here: https://gastateparks.org/TallulahGorge Dogs are allowed on the first part of the trail, on South Rim Trail. However dogs are not allowed on the Sliding Rock Trail nor the gorge floor.Show more
#8 - 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
#9 - 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
#10 - River Falls
Tallulah Falls, Georgia
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 39 m
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