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Tallulah Gorge State Park, Tallulah Falls
(4.7/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
To see the six waterfalls that cause the Tallulah River to drop nearly 150 m (500 ft), visit Tallulah Gorge State Park, a 1,000 hectare (2,600 acre) wilderness area. The sprawling park surrounds a 300 m (1,000 ft) deep river gorge, considered one of the "Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia." Just above the gorge you can also see a century-old hydroelectric dam, built in 1913 to generate electricity needed to run Atlanta's streetcars. The dam activates regular white-water releases, providing opportunities for white-water rafting and kayaking. Hikers love to explore the suspension bridge, which hangs 24.4 m (80 ft) above the gorge. Stop by the interpretative visitor center if you’d like to hike to the gorge’s floor because you’ll need a permit; 100 are distributed each day. Put Tallulah Gorge State Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Tallulah Falls family vacation planner.
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  • My friend and I went early (9am) on a Monday morning to make sure we could get the gorge floor pass. The staff were very friendly and informative about the path, where to cross, and where to/not to sw...  more »
  • We had a lovely few hours here, enjoying the extremely well-designed visitors' center, and a few of the easier walks to some of the majestic overlooks. My mother, who'd had recent leg surgery, managed...  more »
  • This was an amazing hike! It's certainly not for beginners or those with knee or hip problems, if you do the entire hike! There are different points you can go, in the park, that aren't as strenuous a...  more »
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  • This was definitely one of my best camping experiences. The showers were clean and conveniently located. In fact, most of the park was kept in tip-top shape. The campsites are really nice, too. Ours was on a sort of natural ledge that was adjacent to a main roadway, but it wasn't too bothersome. The sound of the cars was peaceful, actually. And the hiking... oh my gosh. Absolutely stunning. It was an incredible hike. If you take the main trail, definitely take the hundreds of stairs to go and see the bottom of the gorge. It was worth the aching of my dying thighs.
  • Absolutely beautiful! There are long trails and TONS of stairs so if you want a leg workout there you go. Also, there are some gorgeous views in certain areas. I would definitely go back and definitely recommend you to go!
  • Great place with pretty fantastic views. The trail around the rim is scenic and not to difficult. Hiking into the down into the gorge is much more of a challenge but it's not open all the time, make sure to check online ahead of time. Staff was very nice and helpful.
  • Great place to hike or just enjoy the views from the top, although some hikes that lead to base of waterfall can be quite strenuous on the way up. Great visitor center, good availability of parking spots, and affordable entrance fees. There are several other places nearby such as Black Rock Mountain State park that are worth visiting too.
  • Absolutely a beautiful park. The overlooks are only a few hundred feet from parking. So, even people with limitations can partake. For others, the hike to the bottom, up the other side, and back is a must. Truly a beautiful trek. There are miles of trails and I absolutely love it. Beautiful views, wonderful, surroundings, and quiet (on the trails). The top of the falls usually has people, up until dusk regardless of time of year. It is a absolute must go for people who want to just enjoy nature and its surroundings.