October 25, 2011
This week's hike was on the Hiking Trails in Tallulah Gorge State Park, GA. Starting at the Shortline Trail that follows a portion of the old Tallulah Falls Railroad Bed and continuing to the Terrora Trail Upper Loop and Lake Loop then the South Rim Trail and the North Rim Trail. It was a great day for a hike with comfortable temperatures and nice Fall colors. Total hike today 7.5 miles. |
HIKERS: John Bellamy, June Bellamy, Greta Driggers, Jim Driggers, Pam Euliss, Dave Hinson, Bill Hunt, Jack Jacobi, Dick Metzgar, Leigh Ann Miller, Wayne Miller, Jeanne O'Connor, Don Preece, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Vic Robson, Lynne Saporito, Pom Sinnock, David Whitaker and Geri Whitaker.
TRAIL INFO. - Tallulah Gorge State Park is one of the finest jewells of nature in the USA! The trails are easy to strenuous depending on what you want to do. You can stay on the rim trails for easy walking with spectuclar vistas looking down into the gorge or you can take a more strenuous walk to the gorge floor on the 1,099 steps staircase which features the walk across the gorge on the suspension bridge.
Directions: Located on U.S. Hwy. 441 between Clayton and Cornelia, GA within the city limits of Tallulah Falls, Ga.
Tallulah Gorge State Park
GPS Coordinates: N 34.739750 | W 083.395233
Another great day for a hike! Partly cloudy and mild with temperatures ranging from the low 50's to mid 60's F.
FLOWERS IN BLOOM: Blue Aster, Goldenrod and Dandelion.
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Carolina Wren, King Fisher, Crow, Raven, Chickadee, Turkey Vulture, Bluebird.
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All of our trails today were within Tallulah Gorge State Park.
We started our hike on the north end of the Shortline Trail along the Tallulah River.
This is the old Tallulah Falls Railroad bed converted to a very nice trail.
We enjoyed these two short but beautiful trails!
Colorful view on the Terrora Trail Lake Loop!
Reflections along Tallulah Falls Lake.
Nice walk along the shoreline of Tallulah Falls Lake.
Next, we head over to the gorge Rim Trails.
A colorful walk along the South Rim Trail.
The views into the gorge are spectacular!
Here, we can see the suspension bridge across the gorge.
On the South Rim Trail we view the Tallulah Falls Dam at Highway 441.
This is the newest overlook at Inspiration Point.
The OFHC gang for today's hike (l-r) Greta Driggers, Jim Driggers, Jack Jacobi, John Bellamy, Donna Presley, June Bellamy, Jeanne O'Connor, Pom Sinnock, David Whitaker, Vic Robson, Dick Metzgar, Geri Whitaker, Gabby "the trail dog", Wayne Miller, Dave Hinson, Leigh Ann Miler, Pam Euliss, Don Preece, Lynne Saporito, Bill Hunt and Tony Presley.
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|Tallulah Gorge 10-25-11|