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Sun, Oct 1 2017 - Tallulah Gorge and Black Rock Mountain State Parks (View Original Event Details)

Trip Leader(s): Bryan E., Eric P
Participants:Eric P, Bryan E., Eric W, Myra Kincaid, james brewer, Mary Kay


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Write Up:

We had a beautiful Sunday in the North Georgia Mountains. We starting off by getting gorge permits and hiking down Tallulah Gorge in Tallulah Gorge State Park. One of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern U.S., Tallulah Gorge is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep. Our time in the gorge was filled was rock hopping and crawling and 2 river crossings. We then piled into our cars for a short drive to Black Rock State Park which happens to be Georgia’s highest state park.  Black Rock Mountain is uniquely positioned on the Eastern Continental Divide and reaching altitudes of 3,640 feet as the highest State Park in Georgia. We started our adventure with the James E. Edmonds Trail a beautiful 7.2 miles loop. We added on the Black Rock Lake Trail and “epic” 0.85 miles around a man-made lake. We finished the day with the Tennessee Rock Trail a 2.2-mile loop with excellent ridge views.