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      One of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern U.S., 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 permit to hike to the gorge floor (100 per day, not available during water releases). A suspension bridge sways 80 feet above the rocky bottom, providing spectacular views of the river and waterfalls. Tightrope walkers have twice crossed the gorge, and visitors can still see towers used by Karl Wallenda. A paved path follows an on old railroad bed, perfect for strollers and bicycles, while mountain bikers can test their skills on a challenging 10 mile trail.

      Stay Hydrated:
      Tallulah Gorge’s trails are strenuous, so hydrate before your visit. Bring at least 32 oz. of water if hiking the staircase or gorge floor. Water filling stations and bottled water are available in the interpretive center.
      » Pet Notice:
      › For animals' safety, pets are not allowed on the gorge floor, sliding rock trail, and Hurricane Falls staircase to the suspension bridge. Leashed pets are welcome on rim trails.

      » Gorge Floor Permits:
      › Free permits are required to access the gorge floor and can be obtained at the Interpretive Center on the day of your visit. Visitors must wear proper footwear—no flip-flops or Crocs. Permits will not be issued after 4 p.m. (3 p.m. during daylight savings time).
      › Permits limited to 100 per day. On busy days, permits often run out early in the morning. Permits are not transferable and may not be reserved in advance.
      › Groups of 20 can get permits on Saturday and Sunday only. Groups of 30 can get permits Monday through Friday only. To protect natural resources, no groups larger than 30 are allowed.
      › Weather, rain, water flow conditions and scheduled water releases can restrict gorge floor access. Call ahead before traveling.
      source: Park Website
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: State Park
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      Access Info:
      Tallulah Gorge has experienced large crowds on certain days. If parking or day-use fill to capacity, park staff may temporarily limit access to ensure social distancing and protect the health of the public and our employees. This applies to day-use, not guests with camping reservations. This can include trails, overlooks and the lake. Please understand that admission may be limited for several hours and will reopen once there is available capacity. Thank you for understanding as we keep everyone safe.
      The Stoneplace Trail leaves the Park property and enters an adjacent Wildlife Management Area. A free permit is required to hike in this area and can be obtained at the Interpretive Center on the day of your visit. During hunting season (Typically September – January) Stoneplace Trail permits will not be issued until after 10a.m. Hikers and bikers are encouraged to wear reflective orange.
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      Region Status
      Open as of Nov 2, 2023


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      Trails (view details)
      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Total Distance
      8 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      1,782 ft
      Total Vertical
      737 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,709 ft
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      Photos of Tallulah Gorge State Park Mountain Bike

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike148 miles1,781 ft5 miles738 ft
      Hike168 miles1,781 ft5 miles738 ft
      Trail Running168 miles1,781 ft5 miles738 ft
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