In the North Georgia Mountains, the opportunities for exploration and discovery are limitless. Even when you come back and visit a trail, waterfall, or lake you’ve been to before, you’re sure to notice something new and special about it. One place we never tire of visiting is Tallulah Gorge State Park. This park’s namesake gorge and waterfall demand several visits themselves, but the hiking in Tallulah Falls is especially known for amazing visitors time after time.
Tallulah Gorge State Park features a variety of trails of differing difficulties and distances, so it is a great choice for outdoor adventuring near Clarkesville, Georgia. There are plenty of other amazing options in the area, though, so be sure to download our complimentary Vacation Guide! In it, you’ll find hand-picked suggestions for the best local hiking, biking, dining, shopping, and more. Get yours today and start planning your next mountain getaway!
5 Stunning Trails for Hiking in Tallulah Falls
Tallulah Gorge Loop Trail
A trail of moderate difficulty, the Tallulah Gorge Loop Trail is one of the best experiences when hiking in Tallulah Falls because it crosses over a narrow suspension bridge that offers spectacular views of the 1,000-foot-deep gorge below. Along your hike to the gorge, you’ll be able to see numerous waterfalls along the way as well. This trail totals 2.5 miles in length, which makes it a great afternoon hike.
Tallulah Gorge Sliding Rock Trail
If you’re interested in hiking the Tallulah Gorge floor, the Sliding Rock Trail is the right trail for you. This is a more challenging trail that descends to the distant floor of the gorge by way of a steep and boulder-filled path. Once you make your way to the bottom, you’ll be treated to incredible views of the Bridal Veil Falls as well as refreshing, crystal-clear pools. The length of this trail totals 3.4 miles and requires a gorge floor permit, which you can obtain at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center.
Hurricane Falls Loop Trail
Perhaps the reason why the Hurricane Falls Loop Trail is the most popular trail in Tallulah Gorge State Park is its many stunning overlooks of the surrounding beauty. Enjoy ten scenic viewing areas where you can catch sight of the magnificent gorge, the many waterfalls, and numerous streams. This 2.25-mile-long trail ranges from a moderate to advanced level of difficulty.
The Rim Trails
The North and South Rim Trail will take hikers around the perimeter of the gorge. Together, the trails are a three-mile round trip. These trails afford hikers views of the different individual falls that make up Tallulah Falls including Oceana Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, L’Eau d’Or Falls, and more!
The Shortline rail trail is a multi-use path that stretches for three miles. Visitors love the Shortline Trail because of its easy and accessible nature. Hikers, bikers, and skaters can all use this trail’s paved pathways.
The moderately difficult Stoneplace Trail in Tallulah Gorge State Park requires a permit to access but is nonetheless a great option for experienced climbers (the trail is 10 miles round trip). Mountain bikers are also allowed on this stretch. Once on the trail, look for the old roadbed and get a sense of North Georgia’s rich history!
After an exciting day of hiking in the Tallulah Gorge State Park, you’ll be craving a quiet place to unwind, so treat yourself to the finest accommodations during your trip to the South. Glen-Ella Springs is a luxurious bed and breakfast tucked away in the quiet town of Clarkesville, GA. We provide each of our guests with comfortable accommodations, excellent amenities, and warm hospitality. Explore the many attractions of the surrounding area of North Georgia, or simply spend time relaxing in our peaceful environment; you can admire stunning views of our beautiful state right out your bedroom window! We also provide a variety of special packages to further enhance your stay in our gorgeous haven of North Georgia.
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