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Tallulah Gorge Hiking

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 27 2005  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Aug 25 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:20
Minimum Group Size:8
Number Registered So Far: 19 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Moderate to Very Strenuous 3 miles

We are in luck!!! Tallulah Gorge State Park is having an Appalachina Harvest Festival, (Learn about honey harvesting, coal cooking, butter churning, cider pressing and more.) So after we get our permits, well visit the festival and then head on down to trail. The Festival is free for the park visitors.

From the Visitor center, well hike to North Wallenda Tower and enjoy the view of the Gorge from the top, and well head down to the bottom of the gorge, well have our first experience of river crossing here, take your time and please be careful, the trail (well we make our own trail) is only 3/4 of a mile but it will take us couple of hours because of the terrain, (Minor rock climbing, rock hoping, etc.) after we finish the trail, a beautiful pool of water awaits us with a nice gentle sliding rock, well have our lunch, swimming and sliding rock break. After the break well cross about 40 feet of river to the other side and head on up the great hill. (950 feet of elevation in 1 mile), after along huffing and puffing, well gather around for a short break at the top. Now after we cross the dam, there is a restroom, with vending machine, so dont forget to bring some cash ($1.25) if you want a ice cold coke, power ade or water.

Required Items to Bring:
Please bring plenty of liquid refreshments, such as water and sports drink. And please dont forget to bring lunch.
Recommended Items to Bring:
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If you happened to have aqua sole or wet shoes, it will come in handy when crossing the river. Trekking pole will also come in handy to balance your self through the rocky trail. 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 10:00am 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 if you carpool.
Parking fee is $4.00 (Please pay at the park)

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.