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The two RV Gypsies hiked to
Tallulah Falls
August 2, 2014

Map of Georgia showing location of Tallulah Falls

(A link to a flashback is in the sub-menu at the bottom of this page)

Tallulah Gorge State Park is a spectacular joint venture of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Georgia Power that preserves one of the deepest canyons in the eastern United States. Located within the city limits of Tallulah Falls, Georgia, the canyon reaches depths of nearly 1,000 feet and features seven key waterfalls. Two miles long, the gorge is rich in both natural and cultural history and is ranked as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia.

While many today believe that the name "Tallulah" originated with the Cherokee, there is a bit of a debate on that topic. The name is similar to a Cherokee word that means "The Terrible," but the Cherokee themselves knew the gorge by the name "Ugunyi." The name "Tallulah" was applied by white settlers at some point before the Civil War. Natural Wonder of Georgia

Access to the canyon bottom is by permit only. Permits are free and can be obtained at the interpretive center, but note that ONLY 100 permits are issued per day. The park is extremely popular and the quota of permits is often filled first thing in the morning. Karen and Lee did obtain the permit in 2005, but not on this date in 2014. Those flashback photos are posted and can be reached through the sub-menu at the bottom of this page.

warning sign: strenuous trail

The two RV Gypsies did not think this hike was too strenuous, but it definitely is not for the faint of heart.

Lee Duquette starting down the stairs
Lee Duquete on the stairs

View of the suspension bridge - Karen's favorite part of this hike.

View of the suspension bridge
View of the suspension bridge

The two RV Gypsies on the suspension bridge at Tallulah Falls.

Lee Duquette on the suspension bridge at Talullah Falls
Karen Duquette on the suspension bridge at Talullah Falls

Lee on the suspension bridge and a look over the side from the bridge.

a look over the side from the bridge

221 plus 347 = 568 stairs one way - 1,136 steps round trip - yes, Lee is going to do it!

sign about how many steps at Tallulah Falls

Lee still went DOWN the stairs backwards.

Almost to the lookout point at Tallulah Falls

Lee still goes down the stairs backwards
Almost to the lookout point at Tullulah Falls
warning sign of danger
Tallulah Gorge State Park map
the bottom of Tallulah falls
Tulllah Falls
Tulllah Falls
Tulllah Falls
Tulllah Falls

The two RV Gypsies enjoyed the view of the Tallulah Falls.

Lee Duquette enjoys the view of the Tallulah Falls
Karen Duquette enjoys the view of the Tallulah Falls

Menu for the two RV Gypsies in Georgia
August 2-3, 2014
You may visit these seven (7) sections in any order you choose.

Sugar Mill Creek RV Resort

Minnehaha Falls

Louie's on the Lake restaurant

Panther Falls

Tallulah Falls - 2014

Tallulah Falls & the canyon bottom  flashback to 2005

Wallenda walked Tallulah Gorge on a High Wire in Tallulah Pt

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go to the next adventure of the two RV Gypsies AFTER you have viewed all seven (7) sections above, please continue on to the two RV Gypsies' adventures in North Carolina: Forest Lake Preserve, Hanging Rock State Park, Pilot Mountain, the city of Welcome, and oddities in Winston-Salem.