Overview Tallulah Gorge Trail is a 8.5 mile out and back trail located near Lakemont, Georgia. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Reviews Photos Tracks Kim Marcus (254) about 1 month ago N/A: 9 Completed 7 Reviews This place is absolutely gorgeous! My quads still remember ALL of those stairs, but each one was well worth the experience. We can not compliment the staff enough. They were super knowledgeable and truly seemed excited and interested in the work they do there. We went in June, and it was scorching hot on the floor of the gorge, and you are completely at the mercy of the sun. So, wear a hat and sunscreen and take plenty of water. My son wants us to take him back next summer to check out the swimming hole on the gorge floor with his friends. So much to do here! Dyanne Ransom (383) about 1 month ago N/A: 16 Completed 14 Reviews One of my all-time favorite hikes. beautiful views, trail well maintained, and benches in just the right spots...(There are a lot of stairs). We spent the better part of the day on both sides and down to the bottom. would have liked to have hiked the floor but didn't get there in time to do so; we'll be back! Jem Cope (109) about 1 month ago N/A: 2 Completed 2 Reviews Probably one of my favorite parks, I used to live close to it and go frequently. There's a bit of something for everyone at Tallulah Gorge. The trails are well maintained and easy to follow. Unless you get on the permit-only trails you would have a hard time getting lost. There are very easy walking trails around the rim of the gorge with fantastic outlooks and some historic sites. You don't have to take the stairs at all to enjoy the gorge. Of course that's the main trail-- a huge set of stairs leading all the way to the base of the gorge if you'd like to go that far-- and from there an extremely difficult more-climb-than-hike trail that you need a permit for. You have to cross the water to get to it--and that in itself is difficult and dangerous. Jaclyn (1071) about 1 month ago N/A: 21 Completed 15 Reviews If you're in this part of the country, a stop at Tallulah Gorge is a must! I've been to this spot a number of times: May, June, August and October. Truly, there is no bad time to go. That being said, exploring the area during the fall is my personal favorite. The first part of the trail leads out from behind the visitor center and is paved by well-packed recycled rubber. As you near the gorge, the path becomes steel grate stairs. There are a number of overlooks with views to die for. The suspension bridge is really cool. Younger brothers will inevitably jump up and down and try to scare their siblings. The climb down is easy for the most part, but the climb back up can be tough! There are a number of spots to take a break on the ascent back up. The bottom of the gorge makes the journey worthwhile. Michael Shane Grier (475) 3 months ago N/A: 24 Completed 12 Reviews A well-maintained set of trails. Beautiful scenery and 1122 stairs to the bottom and back up to the rim. A must for any Georgia State Park traveler. Five sets of falls. All with their own unique beauty. Ferrell Gilmer (285) 3 months ago N/A: 18 Completed 10 Reviews Good trail and will definitely give you a good work out - especially climbing up and down the stairs. Beautiful views of the gorge and river and different vistas. Very pleasant hike. Lee Kennedy (245) 4 months ago N/A: 17 Completed 5 Reviews Sliding rock trail was intense! Great hike though! I would agree you get a tremendous feeling of accomplishment when you're done Michelle Lord 7 months ago N/A: 19 Completed 5 Reviews Omg!!!! Great run or Walk...8.5 miles...not for those who have bad knees....lots and lots and lots of stairs....gorgeous views from the outlooks..... Kim King (466) 9 months ago N/A: 31 Completed 14 Reviews Took this hike March 30 and as stated in many other posts the steps are rough but the view is worth the hike. Sliding Rock trail is named appropriately, wouldn't recommend to anyone with knee problems and as informed when you sign in....you'd better have on good supportive shoes with sticky tread. Holly Hatchett (325) 11 months ago N/A: 9 Completed 7 Reviews Did this hike in the summer. Steps where long, but worth it. To slide into the river at the bottom was very refreshing!