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Tallulah Lake Hike and Swim

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jun 25 2017  7:00 am >> Sun, Jun 25 2017 3:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Jun 19 2017 6:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jun 24 2017 6:00 pm
Event Duration:8 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:12 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Tallulah Gorge State Park is well known for the spectacular views of the Tallulah River down the 1,000 foot deep canyon walls. Most visitors head for the rim trails to the canyon overlooks. We will leave the crowds behind and head down the Stoneplace Trail to Tallulah Lake, where we will take a break and have the opportunity to swim. We will return retracing our steps and vial the High Bluff Trail. Depending on group energy, we can add an optional side trip along the North Rim Trail.  

Difficulty rating: the elevation change is in the D3 range, but please note this is a 12-mile hike.

The drive to the state park is about an hour from the Park and Ride. When we arrive, we will check in at the park office to get our hiking permits and stop for a bathroom break.

There is a day use fee at the state park.

Required Items to Bring:

appropriate hiking apparel and shoes



Recommended Items to Bring:
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bathing suit


hiking poles



How to Get There:
Event Directions:

I-85 north to I-985 (I-985 turns into 365), 365 to 441 North, 441 to Tallulah Gorge. Turn right after the bridge over the gorge into the state park and go to the parking area at the state park office and interpretive center.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):71Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $28.40 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.

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