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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Megan Kerns (37)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Michael Maxwell (123)

2 Completed1 Reviews

A lot tougher than it actually looks lol.
There are stairs and a bunch of them. Take breaks and water.

Skyler Guinn (200)

11 Completed1 Reviews

Amazing views, perfect weather, great workout! Totally worth the $5!

Dheeraj Nambiar (107)

4 Completed1 Reviews


Danielle Harber Lewis (252)

7 Completed7 Reviews

Gorgeous place and very unique! Be in shape and ready to climb stairs.... a lot of them.

Nick Tippens (269)

3 Completed3 Reviews

Tallulah Gorge is a must-visit if you're into breathtaking views. The various rim trails are extremely easy to wander around, and as long as you are ok with going up and down a lot of steps, it is not technically very difficult to hike down into the Gorge. Things get much more difficult if you go down to the Gorge floor, but that requires a permit from the visitor's center. The views up and down the Gorge are spectacular, with extreme elevation change, a rushing river, and several different waterfalls. One of the most accessible, enjoyable parks that North Georgia has to offer. Nearby Clayton is a great town to visit as well.

Melissa Hutcheson (1005)

10 Completed10 Reviews

This was an amazing experience! Be prepared because it is "strenuous" if you take the gorge floor hike. You must obtain a permit to do this. Nice waterfalls and fun time on the suspension bridge. You cross the river in two spots and climb rocks along gorge floor. The crossing at Bridal veil is slippery, you will get wet. Great views from each overlook. Very well maintained and always a great workout! The park also has a back country trail and camping shelters.

Jim Morton (149)

16 Completed2 Reviews

Elizabeth Hamilton (245)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Loved it. Beautiful scenery but quite a hike up and down over 1000 stairs. Make sure you are in pretty good shape but they do have places to sit along the way. Definitely worth trying especially in the fall.

Hiking Diva . (4566)

96 Completed73 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.