Georgia has many trails and hikes through forests, and you want to make sure you hit them all because they all have something to offer. Each one is different with their own special twist or landmark. Tallulah Gorge State Park has a suspension bridge, and a deep gorge floor you can walk through.
This park has so much to offer, it is kind of hard to believe. This is one of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern U.S., according to Georgia State Parks.
If you want to experience all of this beauty, you have to hike the Sliding Rock Trail, which is a 3.4-mile round trip trail.
Along this hike, you will overlook the 1,000 feet deep gorge in this state park, and it will lead you to the parks' only swimming and rock sliding spot.
There are multiple overlooks that you can discover along your hike to take in the massive gorge, but there is only one overlook you absolutely have to experience.
The 80-foot suspension bridge is one of the highlights of this state park. This thing is hanging…80 feet in the air…you have to experience it.
There are six waterfalls in this park, which makes the suspension bridge just that much more spectacular. The bridge does sway side to side as you step, so this is not for the faint of heart, or if you are not the biggest fan of heights.
After you finish visiting the bridge and observing the waterfalls, it’s time to make your way down to the interactive part of this trail.
This specific trail of the gorge is different than the rest because it is the only one that you have to obtain a Gorge Floor Permit for. These are free, but the park only give out 100 per day, so get there early, according to Atlanta Trails. It is a bit of a workout to get to the bottom of the gorge, but it will be worth it, we promise!
The pools from the waterfalls are beautiful and cool for a hot, sunny day, and you know it will not be overcrowded because of the permitted limit.
There are sliding rocks that you can slide down into the blue water of the gorge. Always be careful and be aware of the slippery rocks that could be there!
The park is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is located at 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Rd, Tallulah Falls, GA 30573.
We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.