Tallulah Gorge Trail

Lakemont, GA
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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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4 Completed 4 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.

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11 Completed 12 Reviews

Always a great hike any time of the year!

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11 Completed 12 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!

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11 Completed 9 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.

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2 Completed 2 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!

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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!

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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!

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3 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.

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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.

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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.

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