A visit to Tallulah Gorge!

Ever since I met Kevin, we have almost always had the luxury of spending weekends together. However, this weekend he is going to have to work all Saturday and Sunday. So today, we decided to do something fun – without spending a lot of money.

We decided we would visit Tallulah Gorge right here in North Georgia. It is absolutely BREATHTAKING. I’ve decided to do a little research about Tallulah Gorge, and share! I visited the Georgia State Parks website, to get some information about this park.

Here’s what they had to say:
  • Tallulah Gorge is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep.
  • Visitors can hike rim trails to several overlooks, or they can obtain a free permit (limit 100 per day) to hike down to the gorge floor.
  • A suspension bridge sways 80 feet above the rocky bottom, providing spectacular views of the river and waterfalls.
  • Exhibits in the park’s Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center highlight the rich history of this Victorian resort town, as well as the rugged terrain and fragile ecosystem of the area.
When we arrived at the park, we had already missed out on the free pass to the floor of the gorge :(. However, there were 5 different walking trails that we were able to venture out on! We had so much fun. The views are simply breathtaking!

When I was in high school, I played Varsity soccer. One year, my coach got this crazy idea to have practice on a different type of playing field. He took us to Tallulah Gorge. We thought this would be a day off of practice… we were so wrong! One thing that anyone who visits the Gorge will NOT forget is the 1099 STAIRS that you must climb to get ANYWHERE! Our coach not only had us do all 5 trails… we had to RUN them!

Today, Kevin and I were huffing and puffing to be able to get back up the stairs. As hard as it was, we had such a great time! However, it was very strenuous. That is one thing that the Georgia State Parks warns on their website, and it is VERY true!

(This is a picture of just about 50 of the 1099 stairs that we climbed on… Let me just say, my legs HATE me right now! It was so great though, a wonderful place to get some exercise!)

One of my favorite views was from the bridge. I get really nervous on this bridge because it is just a little shaky… literally! It is such an experience though!


Our entire day of hiking, stair climbing, site seeing, and picture taking costs a grand total of $5 – which was just a simple parking pass! We brought our lunch, so that saved us a good amount as well… and allowed us to have a cute little picnic!

I truly love going out and enjoying nature. I love to see the way that the earth is beautiful – without human help! With all of the standards of beauty that this world has to offer, it’s nice to be able to clearly see what God had in mind for beauty when he was designing this Earth.

“I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders.
I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O most high.”
Psalm 9:1-2

6 comments

  1. Andie says:

    Wow, it IS gorgeous! I’ve had the opportunity to explore southern Arkansas and the Ozarks a bit, but I’d love to go there. I love gorges.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for sharing this with us because it is what I was looking for. I am a bit new in the North Georga area a and a stay-at-home mom always looking for places to go like this with a great price. The pictures are great and it makes you want to try to find all those stairs and dare to cliam them. Love the idea of making it a long and great day by adding a picnic to it. I strongly believe my two boys will just love this.

    Cynthia
    cpharney(at)yahoo(dot)com

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