This was one of my favorite day trips. A co-worker told me about this state park, and I decided to take a Friday drive to Tallulah Gorge in Tallulah Falls, Georgia. This Georgia State Park Is The Best In The State, and I couldn’t agree more.
First, if you hike to the suspension bridge, be prepared. It’s about 300 stairs to get to the bridge and 300 back up, but totally worth it. There are places to take a break along the way, which I had to do a few times. Once there, you can walk across the swaying 200-foot-long suspension bridge 80 feet in the air over the gorge. The view is incredible.
I asked for a gorge pass, which will get you on the gorge floor, but they weren’t allowing access that day because of the rainy weather. They only have 100 passes to hand out each day, and to be honest, I’m glad I didn’t go the extra 275 stairs down, and, of course, you have to go back up, which adds another 550 steps on top of your 600 round trip to and from the bridge. Tired yet?
A High-Wire moment At The Park
I guess the stairs I’ve complained about aren’t that bad when you consider tightrope walker Karl Wallenda of the famous Wallenda family crossed the gorge on a high-wire 1000 feet across in 1970. It took him 18 minutes, and he did two handstands on the wire 750 feet above the ground. Thirty thousand people watched him do it. I’d rather take the stairs, thank you.
I hope you get to check it out soon! It is an incredible way to spend the day in nature and see the beauty of this fabulous state park in Georgia.
If You Go
Park 8 a.m.–Dark
Office 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
$5 per vehicle. Annual passes available.
Overnight guests pay daily ParkPass fee only once per vehicle during their stay, regardless of duration. Parking is not included with reservation.
Campground Office 706-754-7979
338 Jane Hurt Yarn Drive
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573