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Welcome to the Tallulah Gorge page!

Description of the Trail

Tallulah Gorge is the deepest gorge east of the Mississippi River. I took the pictures on this page on July 4, 1998, while on a trip with the Atlanta Single Hikers (ASH) group. The hike up and down to the sliding rock is steep and rocky, but well worth it. You get a very good workout hiking back to the top. The sliding rock was very popular. There were a lot of people sliding down the rock into the pool of cold water at the bottom.

Along with the rock-sliding, we went on a hike up the gorge to the dam. Part of the path consists of slippery, sloping rocks, so be careful. There are some big boulders, too, so you can do some rock climbing if you want. I took the top picture at a spot a few minutes south of the dam, looking in the direction of the sliding rock. The hike from the sliding rock to the dam is probably about 20 to 25 minutes, depending on how fast you go. It's hard to judge the time based on one trip with a big, slow-moving group. The rocky trail is more of a challenge than the distance