Spot Check: Tallulah Gorge

October 07, 2020

5 Things to Know


Formed by the Tallulah River, this 2 mile long gorge has 1,000 foot tall cliffs and features six separate waterfalls.


It was Northern Georgia's first tourist attraction with resort hotels and a railroad being built in the 1880's.


Each spring and fall, water from the dam above the gorge is released to create rowdy whitewater for rafting and kayaking.


With a special day permit you can cross the suspension bridge and access the lower gorge where incredible climbing routes await on the region's quartzite cliffs.


If you're lucky you might spot a rare Seepage Salamander or the endangered Persistent Trillium which grows here and almost nowhere else.

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Spot Check edits📍🎥  will take you on quick tours of some awesome places that don’t always see the spotlight. We want to share what makes certain East Coast locations special through their history, outdoor recreation, and connection to nature.

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