Tallulah Gorge State Park
One of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern U.S., Tallulah Gorge is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep. Visitors can hike rim trails to several overlooks, or they can obtain a permit to hike to the gorge floor (100 per day, not available during water releases). A suspension bridge sways 80 feet above the rocky bottom, providing spectacular views of the river and waterfalls. Tightrope walkers have twice crossed the gorge, and visitors can still see towers used by Karl Wallenda. A paved path follows an on old railroad bed, perfect for strollers and bicycles, while mountain bikers can test their skills on a challenging 10 mile trail.
When preparing for a visit to Tallulah Gorge State Park it is important to hydrate in the days leading up to your visit. It is highly recommended to bring at least 32 oz of water if you intend on hiking the staircase or gorge floor. We do sell water in our gift shop and we do have water filling stations in the interpretive center if you forget to bring your own water.