Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tallulah Gorge State Park

Today, Joel and I headed up to north Georgia to take in some of the beautiful views of fall.  It was an absolutely perfect day - weather and scenery wise.  We left around 10 this morning and drove to Tallulah Falls, GA for our first stop.

Our destination here was Tallulah Gorge State Park.  We got out and found a nice spot to have our picnic lunch, and then we got ready to do some hiking.  Enjoy the pictures.

This sign tells it all...We hiked down into the gorge to see Hurricane Falls from the gorge floor.  The first "stop" on the hike is a suspension bridge that takes you across the gorge.  It is 310 stairs down to the suspension bridge, and then 221 steps to the floor of the gorge.  Once you go down, you must walk all of it back up - which totals to 1062 steps!  

We had a lot of fun, and really enjoyed all the sights along the way.  We definitely got our exercise in today!

 A view of the steps going down...

 A pretty arbor at the entrance of the trails.  We ate our picnic lunch near here.

We also hiked a trail to Inspiration Point, where you had a good view of Bridal Veil Falls.

 View of the gorge floor from the bottom of those stairs!

 Path on the way to Inspiration Point.

 Suspension bridge - I was a little nervous about this guy, but I went across it twice!  The more people that got on the more it shook. 

 View of another falls at the state park.  This one is called Tempesta Falls.

In the next post, I will show pictures from our second (and last) stop of the day...Black Rock Mountain State Park.

Hope you got out and enjoyed this beautiful day!

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