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Tallulah Gorge Hike and Swim

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Tallulah Falls, Georgia   Hike: Tallulah Gorge Hike and Swim  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 13 2014  8:00 am >> Sun, Jul 13 2014 5:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Jul 8 2014 7:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 12 2014 9:00 pm
Event Duration:9 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:8.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


Join us for a fun hike around Tallulah Gorge, a beautiful river canyon in North Georgia that offers spectacular scenery and great swimming. 

Please note we will queue up for gorge access permits at the visitors center promptly at 8am.

We plan to hike the North and South Rim Trails, Hurricane Falls Trail Loop, Inspiration Loop Trail and also the High Bluff Trail. After completing our hiking we will proceed to the gorge floor for lunch and a swim if weather permits. 

The trip to the gorge floor will be highly dependent on the weather, if it is raining we will not be going to the gorge floor as permits will not be issued, but rest assured we will still plan to hike all of the trails. 

You will also be able to get your Canyon Climbers Club cards stamped.

For information on the Canyon Climbers Club, check out this link: -http://www.gastatepar

Required Items to Bring:
  • Plenty of fluids for adequate hydration
  • Trail Snacks and/or light lunch
  • Good hiking shoes/boots
  • Swimwear
  • Wet Weather Gear
  • Towel
  • Water Shoes
  • Sunscreen
Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • Camera
  • Bacon

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):156Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $62.40 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.


There is a $5 State Park parking fee per vehicle which should be split by all members in the carpool.

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