Tallulah Gorge in northeast Georgia inside Tallulah Gorge State Park offers several notable falls to enjoy as you climb down and back out of this 1000' deep gorge cut into the rock of north Georgia.
At a Glance
- 3.4 mi round trip
- Awesome View
- Not for Kids
- Not for Dogs
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Tallulah Gorge Falls - Trip Details
Your trip to Tallulah Gorge could score views of 5 notable waterfalls along with the workout that you're almost sure to get. Though there are multiple options for trails, if you're making a trip you'll likely want to show up early to the interpretive center to pick up a gorge floor permit.
Only 100 are issued each day to keep crowds manageable on busy days. Also, before you go, check the dam release schedule for Tallulah Falls Lake as there are regular aesthetic and whitewater related releases.
There are several rim trails that will give you views of the canyon and the waterfalls below, but if you want to get up close and personal with the water, you'll be forced to descend into the canyon (and sign up for the tough hike back out).
For the full enchilada, you'll likely want to take the trail along the north side of the canyon down to Hurricane Falls and cross over the river to Sliding Rock Trail and go all the way to the bottom to view Bridal Veil Falls. But, if you're entering the gorge, you should no that pets are not allowed as the terrain can be very difficult for them.
The trail to the bottom of the gorge will take you down metal stairs, over a suspension bridge, and past Hurricane Falls.
At 2 miles, you'll reach the floor of the gorge at 2 miles at Bridal Veil Falls and the only part of the river open to swimming in the park.
More Waterfalls around Tallulah Gorge State Park
The area around Tallulah Falls has ample opportunities for waterfalls and outdoor adventures. Just 5 miles south, you can visit Panther Creek Falls.
Continuing north for a bit on 441 and then heading west you can pick up Angel Falls and Panther Falls above Lake Rabun as well as Minnehaha Falls south of the lake.
Further north and east of Clayton, you can also explore the falls at Warwoman Dell. Or, spend a night at Sylvan Falls Mill B&B.
Tallulah Gorge Falls Map, Directions, and Resources
GPS Coordinates34.725000, -83.370000
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