AAA Editor Notes
Tallulah Gorge State Park, within the city limits at 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr., offers 20 miles of trails including a 1.5-mile walking trail along the rim of Tallulah Gorge, a sheer-walled, 1,000-foot-deep crevice with waterfalls and lush vegetation. Overlooks at various points along the trail offer views of geologic formations as well as native flora and fauna. The Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center offers presentations about history and safety. Entry to the gorge floor is by free permit only, obtainable at the interpretive center; a limited number of permits are available and they tend to go early on weekends.
During the first three weekends in November and first two weekends in April, water is released into the gorge at 500-700 cubic feet per second creating class IV rapids for expert kayakers and boaters to enjoy. Water releases of 200 cubic feet per second are scheduled for the remaining April weekends through the weekend before Memorial Day and the three weekends following Labor Day and 8 days in October and early November. Phone for the exact water-release dates. Hiking and rock climbing are not permitted in the gorge on release days.
Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.