Tallulah Gorge State Park Trails, Tallulah Falls, GA

March 10, 2015

Today, we hiked the trails at Tallulah Gorge State Park at Tallulah Falls, GA. The Shortline Trail, Tallulah Falls Lakeside and Tallulah Gorge South Rim Trail.

HIKERS: Tim Hale, Bill Hunt, Dick Metzgar, Jeanne O'Connor, Donna Presley, Tony Presley and Vic Robson.

TRAIL INFO. - We hiked the Shortline Trail as a loop starting at the upper end and hiking to the lower end and looped back to the start on the old highway 441 on the shoreline of Tallulah Falls Lake. Next, we hiked the shoreline road past the swimming area up to the new highway 441 and hiked the South Rim Trail. Spectacular gorge views along the rim trail!

Total hiking distance today - 6 miles with only a couple of gentle hills. Difficulty rating - mostly easy.

DIRECTIONS: Tallulah Gorge State Park is about 10 miles south of Clayton, GA on Highway 441. For the Shortline Trail, turn to the right at the traffic light in Tallulah Falls (if coming from the north) then turn right and park at the gravel parking lot at the historic Tallulah Falls Jail on the right just before the bridge. Walk across the bridge and turn right up the short hill to the start of the Shortline Trail.

Another great day for a hike! Cloudy with temperatures ranging from 42 to 46 degrees F.

WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: Chickweed

BIRDS IDENTIFIED: American Crow, Turkey Vulture, Cardinal, White-breasted Nuthatch and Goldfinch.


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One of Georgia's most scenic State Parks!
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Parking at the historic Tallulah Falls Jail.
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Beautiful Tallulah Falls Lake and the old piers from the Tallulah Falls Railroad Trestle.
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The start of the Shortline Trail which follows the old railroad bed.
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The suspension bridge across the Tallulah River.
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Nice rapids just before the Tallulah River runs into Tallulah Falls Lake.
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Georgia Power Hydroelectric Plant Terrora was brought online in 1925.
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Nice reflective view on the lake!
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A great place to run! Donna ran 11 miles today and hiked on the South Rim Trail with us.
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The views here are breathtaking!
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Deep view into the gorge and the suspension bridge completed in 2002.
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One of the reasons that the town is named Tallulah Falls!
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Amazing rock walls of the gorge . This is the location of Karl Wallenda's tightrope walk across the gorge in 1978.
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The OFHC gang for today's Hike.(l-r) Dick Metzgar, Bill Hunt, Jeanne O'Connor, Bob Magee, Tony Presley, Cassandra Simmons and "angus", Vic Robson and Tim Hale.

SEE VIDEO FROM TODAY'S HIKE BELOW!

SEE MANY MORE GREAT PHOTOS FROM THE HIKE BELOW!

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