Hikingsouth Hike of the Week

The Shortline Trail - Gorge Rim Trails- Tallulah Gorge - GA

December 29, 2015

Today's hike was on the trails at the "flooded" Tallulah Gorge, GA.

HIKERS - Mike Bell, Joe Collins, Pam Euliss, Bill Hunt, Martha Hunt, Kuber Nadig, Radhika Nadig, Trushna Nadig, Jeanne O'Connor, .

TRAIL INFORMATION - Today was a different adventure for our hikers. There was major flooding at Tallulah Gorge State Park. Our group saw incredibly high water levels in the lake with lots of floating debris and the Tallulah River crashing with extreme force through the gorge.

Part of the Shortline trail was flooded with the Tallulah River out of its banks.

The hike was only 3.5 miles today due to the conditions.

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! Partly cloudy with temperatures in the low 60's F.

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Starting point of today's Hike.
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We did the Shortline Trail first.
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View of the Tallulah River from the Shortline trail suspension bridge. The river was out of its banks.
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The river covers the asphalt trail here.
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Normally a nice spot to sit and observe the gently flowing river!
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They had to close the trail.
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The Shortline Trail!
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As we pass the swiming area, we see that lots of debris has washed into the lake.
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As we reach the dam, we see an amazing amount for flood water crashing over into the gorge below!.
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The tremendous roar of the water could be heard throughout the town of Tallulah Falls.
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Tallulah Gorge!
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Amazing
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Much more water than on a water release day!
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The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r) Bill Hunt, Trushna Nadig, Martha Hunt, Jeanne O'Connor, Pam Euliss, Kuber Nadig, Radhika Nadig, Joe Collins and Mike Bell.

SEE VIDEO AND MANY MORE GREAT PHOTOS FROM THE HIKE BELOW!

Many more photos from today - click photo below.

Tallulah Gorge Flood 12-29-15


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