Get to cascading waterfalls or mountain gorges this weekend, take a deep breath, and finally relax.
A 1,000ft-deep gorge that’s nearly two miles long, TG is the deepest gorge east of the Mississippi, and is more aptly called Tallulah Gorgeous, especially when you consider the nearly 2,700-acre Georgia state park adjacent to it.
With six waterfalls, which cause the river to drop 500ft over one mile, an 80ft-high suspension bridge, and ample hiking and biking space, it’s literally breathtaking.
Pro tip: if you want to hike the gorge floor, get there early for a permit -- and keep in mind they’re not available during water releases.
A hike is even better when you encounter something amazing like a waterfall, so I’ve compiled 10 hiking trails with waterfalls along the way! Raven Cliff Falls Trail (Helen, GA) A 4.9 mile trails ends has multiple smaller waterfalls along the way, with the most impressive one at the end! Long Creek Falls (Appalachian Trail near Blue Ridge)-1.9 miles See beautiful wildflowers and a 50-foot-tall waterfall on this trail! Amicalola Falls (Amicalola Falls State Park near Dahlonega)-2.1 Miles One of the most popular hiking trails in Georgia, this loop will take you past the tallest waterfall in Georgia! The hike ends at a natural rock slide into beautiful spring water! High Shoals Fall Trail (Chattahoochee National Forest near Helen)-2.4 Miles This trail takes you along what many consider the most beautiful hiking trail in Georgia, and to one of the most impressive waterfalls. Panther Creek Trail (Chattahoochee National Forest near Tallulah Gorge)-7 Miles Though this is a lengthier hike, you’ll get to see multiple waterfalls along the trail.
Georgia is home to some of the most beautiful hiking trails and parks in the country, so there’s no shortage of places to see amazing scenery. Cloudland Canyon Waterfalls Trail (Cloudland Canyon State Park near Dalton)-2.1 Miles For those who may be a little more adventurous, this trail takes you down a steep canyon (by stairs) to provide a view of two waterfalls-Cherokee Falls and Hemlock Falls! Tallulah Gorge Sliding Rock Trail (Tallulah Gorge State Park)-3.4 Miles This is one of the more difficult hiking trails, but also one of the most fun.Note: Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view or print the PDF documents available on this page (denoted by this symbol ).If you do not already have it installed it may be downloaded for free at the following link - Adobe Acrobat Reader download TROUT INFORMATION SHEET WEEKLY STOCKING REPORT (PDF) (If you are seeing an old version of the weekly stocking report, please refresh the tab or browser window that is displaying the PDF) Georgia's approximately 4,000 miles of trout streams are relatively unproductive when compared to streams found in other parts of the country.The hike itself has been described as moderate to difficult due to its elevation. You’ll reach the beautiful Panther Creek Falls around mile 3.5 (out of seven total).It takes about an hour and a half to reach them, and about two hours to return, so plan accordingly.This is, in part, due to the calcium deficient soils found in north Georgia. Fish & Wildlife Service stock streams with rainbow, brown and brook trout from late March through August (learn about DNR trout hatcheries).