Down Memory Lane: Tallulah Gorge

One of our favorite places to visit is Tallulah Gorge State Park in Georgia.  It’s a spectacular river gorge with five major waterfalls.  A dam just above the gorge controls the flow of water throughout much of the year, but the river and waterfalls are still beautiful.

There are trails along both the north and south rim of the gorge.  The Interpretive Center is on the north side of the gorge, but in our opinion the best views of the falls are on the south side.

Most of the waterfalls can only be viewed from the rim trails, but one, Hurricane Falls, can be seen from near the base, if you’re brave enough to tackle 600 steps down into the gorge (and 600 back up).

These pictures were taken during our first visit to Tallulah Gorge in June, 2009.  At that time we weren’t aware of the South Rim Trail, but we did hike the North Rim and take those steps down into the gorge and back up.

To see these pictures and others, click HERE.

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9 Responses to “Down Memory Lane: Tallulah Gorge”

  1. Mildred Says:

    I have never hiked down into Tallulah Gorge. Thank you for sharing your photos; what amazing views. I believe it was Cloudland Canyon that John and I walked down steps into and I remember thinking I was going to have to live there!!! I remember from childhood when Walenda walked across a tight rope over the gorge – scary!

    These are just beautiful pictures George.

  2. Susie Says:

    Nice collage of pics George. Maybe one day we’ll get to hike the gorge.

  3. Sandra Says:

    arent’ state parks wonderful? i am so glad our country saw the light and is preserving all this beauty for you to capture and show us. I like to think about Daniel Boone and Day Crocket and how it looked then

  4. Tricia Says:

    You two must be in GREAT shape to descend & ascend that many steps & hike all over GOD’s creation! Bravo to you both & GOD bless you both!!!

  5. MaryBeth Says:

    Excellent collage, George. Sounds like a splendid park to hake about.
    You waterfall-aholics you!!! MB

  6. Kathy Says:

    You and George bring us such wonderful places!!!

  7. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    The whole place looks dangerous to me. In fact, I feel I may fall just looking at the pictures! You and Betsy need shirts that say “Trailblazers” on them!

  8. Neal Says:

    Beautiful….I’ve got to try that place.

  9. busy bee suz Says:

    I always wanted to visit this gorge George. We drive past it en route to NC!!

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