Exploring Georgia / Tallulah Gorge State Park

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Tallulah Gorge is one of the prettiest spots in North Georgia. I've been itching to get up there this fall and we finally made it happen this past weekend before all the color went away. My parents and sister were in town, so it was the perfect excuse to squeeze in a day trip. On a typical day, you can walk down to the floor of the gorge but we went on one of the few weekends out of the year that they release water over the dam to flood the gorge. Water pours into the gorge at 500 cubic feet per seconds, compared to the typical 30 cubic feet per second. We walked the hundreds of steps down to the suspension bridge and listened to the water roaring through the gorge. It was really neat to see! The park was swarming with kayakers who were braving the water and rocks. They looked like they were having the time of their lives, but I was satisfied to watch from the bridge!

Before we left, we stopped by another overlook to see where several tightrope walkers had crossed the gorge (nearly 1,000 feet in the air!) and walk through your typical mountain gift shop. This one was filled with a mix of antiques, local products, and NSYNC CDs. Because, of course. Mountain trips never disappoint.

338 Jane Hurt Yarn Drive
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573

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