Tallulah Gorge Trail

#1 of 3 trails in Tallulah Gorge State Park

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Tallulah Gorge Trail is a 8.5 mile out and back trail located near Lakemont, Georgia. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

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Hiking Diva . (4183)

76 Completed61 Reviews

First 2 weekends of April and first 3 weekends of November, the gorge is closed to hikers because the water is increased for kayakers. Amazing to watch WORLD CLASS pro kayakers run Oceana...

They only allow 100 people a day permits to the gorge floor. And it is dependent on weather. You can call ahead (9amish) and they will let you know if permits will be issued. If it is raining, has rained, or is forecasted for rain, most likely they will not allow people down.

Hike down to the platform, you WILL have to rock hop. I recommend bringing a dry bag for any electronics (even a ziplock) just in case... the water, regardless of time of year is cold. And the rocks are slippery - I got knocked in helping a woman jump from rock to rock in January one year. You think those stairs suck? Try it when you are soaking wet and it is 34 degrees out.

You can slide/swim at Bridal Veil - great spot to sun/picnic. I recommend crossing and going back via Sliding Rock trail - it is steep, but offers some incredible views and you will see the standing Wallenda Tower (plus you don't have to go back all the stairs!). Check out the pics from "the olden days" in the Visitors Center before going down - it is cool to stand where some of the pics have been taken.

Make sure to take your trash with you and say hi to Ranger Danny.

Dav Kim (46)

3 Completed1 Reviews

Great trek, prepared to get wet if you take the gorge route. There is a master of all stair master section of the trail after the last waterfall, so brace yourselves, your quads will burn. High possibility of growing an extra butt.

Adam Jennings (55)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Great trail. Make sure you are somewhat in shape, the stairs are pretty tough on the legs, lol.

Michelle Posey (149)

4 Completed4 Reviews

an amazing experience! they caution "strenuous" and they mean it. I'm a beginner hiker and this was a true test to myself and I loved it. cross river in two spots and climb rocks along gorge floor.

Wendy Stephens (700)

11 Completed12 Reviews

Always a great hike any time of the year!

Wendy Stephens (700)

11 Completed12 Reviews

Steps and hundreds of more steps! Great views from each one and just breath taking at each overlook. Very well maintained and always a great workout!

Jordan Davis (675)

16 Completed11 Reviews

Awesome views and none of the trails are difficult. The stairs aren't bad either if you're used to hiking or pulling large hills on a mountain bike.

Parker King (93)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Nice waterfalls and fun time on the suspension bridge. We did a hike earlier in the day and the stairs became a challenge. If you are not fit make sure you prepare for the stairs!

Kim Marcus (254)

9 Completed7 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)

16 Completed14 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!

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