Tallulah Falls Rail-Trail

Tallulah Falls, Georgia 30573

Elevation Gain317ft
Trailhead Elevation1,507ft
Elevation Min/Max1507/1576ft
Elevation Start/End1507/1507ft

Tallulah Falls Rail-Trail

Tallulah Falls Rail-Trail is a hiking trail in Tallulah Falls, Georgia. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 1,507 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 317 feet.

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Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia (Wilderness Press)
Marcus Woolf
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"In the northwest section of Tallulah Gorge State Park, the Shortline Trail and two Terrora trails explore Tallulah Falls Lake and neighboring hills above the dam. The paved Shortline Trail (1.4 miles one-way) follows an old railroad bed through a peaceful stretch of forest, a good route for people with limited mobility or those who want to run or walk for exercise. The Terrora Lake Loop (0.5 mile) circles a small lake and runs through an array of habitats, including wetlands, rocky cliffs, hemlock stands, and pine-hardwood forest. The Terrora Upper Loop crosses a tributary stream and low hills east of the lake. The route I describe combines the three paths into an easy yet interesting dayhike."

Tallulah Falls Rail-Trail Trip Reports

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Leaving the beautiful Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center parking lot, the trail begins at the toll booth. It meanders through
firly open woodlands, mostly sandy logging roads with occasional rocks to surmount. Well marked trails, yet I discovered a new
trail with survey markers still on trees. This trail eventually lead me back to the marked trail; however, part of the way I
was on Wildlife Management Land, not a good thing during hunting season.

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Trail Information

Tallulah Falls
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Tallulah Falls and Tugaloo Lake
Local Maps

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