TALLULAH FALLS, Ga. -- Could you climb 1,062 stairs? If so, some amazing scenery awaits.
While hikers can choose from 20 miles of trails, many opt for the Hurricane Falls Loop. The strenuous 2.25-mile hike follows the rim past sweeping overlooks, then down a long staircase to a suspension bridge swaying 80 feet above the falls. On days when water releases aren’t scheduled, the park allows 100 visitors per day to hike to the gorge floor.
Tightrope walkers have crossed the gorge twice. Some of the towers Karl Wallenda used to accomplish the feat still dot the trails.
The state park includes campsites, a sand beach and a visitor’s center. In addition to hiking, the park offers archery, biking, fishing, geocaching, swimming and rock climbing with a permit.
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