If you're looking for beautiful scenery, outdoor activities, and southern hospitality, then you should seriously consider visiting the area of the state of Georgia known as the North Georgia Mountains. The region is a perfect destination for those who want to get away from it all during a vacation. An abundance of hiking trails, breathtaking sites, charming small towns, and friendly people await those who travel to the North Georgia Mountains. You can even have a luxurious stay at one of the Select Registry properties nearby. If you want to take on the trails during your time in the area, then take a look at this guide to Tallulah Gorge hiking. Tallulah Gorge State Park is one of the most popular destinations in the region, and for good reason. Read on to find out why Tallulah Gorge hiking should be on your "To Do" list this spring.
About Tallulah Gorge
Tallulah Gorge is a canyon in North Georgia that measures two miles long and 1000 feet deep and is home to Tallulah Falls, a series of six waterfalls. Rim trails provide visitors with fantastic hikes and amazing views. There is also a suspension bridge in the park where visitors sway 80 feet above the bottom of the gorge. If you follow tightrope walking spectacles, Tallulah Gorge may be familiar as the site of a recent walk by Karl Walled. The park has exhibits, gifts, and a film tour of the gorge at the Jan Hurt Yan Interpretive Center.
Tallulah Gorge Hiking Trails
There are several Tallulah Gorge hiking trails for visitors to choose from. They vary in difficulty and distance, so you can find the perfect one for your ability level and timeline. While permits can be acquired for the gorge floor, most people enjoy hiking around the rim of the gorge. The longest of the trails is Stoneplace Trail, which is ten miles round-trip and is rated moderate to difficult. The North & South Rim Trails combine to create a 3 mile round trip hike that is moderate in difficulty. The Hurricane Falls Loop Trail is a difficult trail with 1,099 stairs and is about 2 miles round trip. This trail can be used to access the gorge floor. The Shortline Trail, aptly named, is an easy 3 mile hike.
Tallulah Gorge Hiking Accommodations
When planning a Tallulah Gorge hiking trip, make sure you stay at a place that will pamper you after a day on the trails. There are two Select Registry properties near Tallulah Gorge in the North Georgia Mountains:
Located in Clarkesville, Georgia, Glen-Ella Springs offers supremely comfortable accommodations with rustic charm. The inn is home to 16 guest rooms as well as an amazing fine dining restaurant on the property. The rooms each have their own private bath, luxury lining, and antique decorations. Another great feature of Glen-Ella Springs' location is the perfect place to base your North Georgia Mountain adventures, and the knowledgeable and friendly staff will ensure that your getaway is worry free and memorable.
The Beechwood Inn is located in Clayton Georgia, in prime Georgia wine country. The Inn is warm and inviting with nine rooms and a fantastic restaurant. Conveniently located just a short distance away from Tallulah Gorge, the Chattanooga River, golf courses, and the Foxfire Museum, the Beechwood Inn provides guests with great accommodations when they're visiting the North Georgia Mountains for some Tallulah Gorge hiking.