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Tallulah Gorge Hiking

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 4 2005  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jun 2 2005 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:8
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Moderate to Very Strenuous (3 miles)

From the Visitor center, well hike to North Wallenda Tower and enjoy the view of the Gorge from the top, then hike briefly along the North Rim Trail, to the entrance to the long steps going down to the cable bridge, well cross over the bridge to the otherside, and then take the other steps down to the bottom, at the bottom we need to take our shoes off, since we will be in the knee deep water, from the bottom, well carefully hop a cross to the other side, well take a brief break here to put our shoes back on. from here to the sliding rock is only 3/4 of a mile but since the terrain is strenuous, it will feel a lot longer, well carefully hike down the river, youll see many breath taking views of several waterfalls, and the view looking up the gorge walls, when we get to the sliding rock area, well have lunch break and for people who want to experience sliding rock can change into a swimming cloth and slide in to a small pool of water below, after the sliding fun, well cross the river to the other side, depending on the amount of water, you may be in ankle deep water or thigh high water (approx 20 feet across), once we get across, well climb a very steep hill (approx 1/4 mile) to the parking lot on the top, and we will hike below the power line briefly on to South Rim trail, and back to our cars. Youll get to see the Tallulah Falls Dam from above, and views of the gorge on the way back.

Although this is distant looks short, but it will feel a lot longer. Afterwards, if you want to hike more we can add 3 miles of Shortline (easy to moderate) trail by the Tallulah Falls Lake area

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Please bring a towel and swim wear if you want to enjoy sliding rock, I wouldnt recommend to wear trousers, since we need to be in water.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Tallulah Falls, GA 30573, 706-754-7970 10:30am Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center at Tallulah Gorge State Park From the Park & Ride, go North on I-85, Go North on I-985, I-985 becomes 365, 365 becomes US-441, when you cross over Tallulah Falls Dam Bridge, turn right on to Jane Hurt Yarn Road, park at the Interpretive Center parking lot.


Are Dogs Permitted? No

Will this event occur rain or shine? Even a slight rain will make the trip very trouble some, so if it rains in Tallulah Falls area we need to cancel it. Moisture and granite rocks doesnt mix.

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Cost Includes:Please share gas fare with your driver.

Parking fee is $5.00

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