Tallulah Gorge State Park
(No Permit Required)
Section: Hurricane Falls Trail
Length: 0.35 miles (one-way)
Parking: Available at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center
Hiked on: June 9th, 2007
Tallulah Gorge State Park is one of Georgia's most beautiful and scenic parks.
This park, as all Georgia State Parks, requires a nominal parking fee. The Jane
Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center, where both trails begin, is located inside
Tallulah Gorge State Park. I definitely recommend visiting the interpretive
center prior to beginning the trails. Inside the center you will find
information about the history of the park, native wildlife, bird viewing area,
past photographs, and a gift shop. There are also other trails in the park which
are not included in this description which will require a free permit which can
be obtained at the interpretive center.
The Hurricane Falls Trail is a very
strenuous trail and should not be attempted if you have any existing health
conditions. This trail, shown in blue on the map on the right, begins near
Overlook 2 approximately one-tenth of a mile west of the interpretive center.
There are many stairs along this trail which lead down to the base of Hurricane
Falls. There is also a very impressive wooden suspension bridge which crosses
the bottom of the gorge just to the west of Hurricane Falls. The view at the
base of Hurricane Falls is amazing and, for most, is worth the effort. Remember
that each step taken down to visit the falls must be walked up in order to
leave. When departing the base of Hurricane Falls, you can follow the staircase
to the left just before the wooden suspension bridge which reaches the top of
the gorge between Overlooks 7 and 8. The trail shown in magenta is the
Gorge Floor Trail.
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