November 27, 2012
TRAIL INFO. - Tallulah Gorge State Park has lots of hiking trail options. Today, we hiked the Shortline Trail which follows the old Tallulah Falls Railroad bed. Then we hiked the Terrora Trails - Upper Loop and Lake Loop. Then we hiked over to the gorge and did the South Rim and North Rim Trails. Breathtaking views were the order of the day!
TODAY'S HIKERS: John Bellamy, June Bellamy, Phil Brownrigg, Dave Hinson, Bill Hunt, Mike Jones, Greta Driggers, Jim Driggers, Dave Hinson, Clay Masur, Nancy Masur, Dick Metzgar, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Vic Robson, Dan Ross and Carole Wintle.
Total hiking distance today - 7.5 miles with lots of flat walking and a steep gorge staircase walk for those who did it. Difficulty rating - moderately easy except for the staircase.
DIRECTIONS: Tallulah Gorge State Park is about 10 miles south of Clayton, GA on Highway 441. For the Sortline trail, turn to the right at the traffic light in Tallualah Falls (if coming from the north) then turn right and cross the old lake bridge and immediately turn right up the hill to the Shortliine Trail parking lot.
Another great day for a hike! Mostly sunny and cool with temperatures ranging from the mid 50's to the low 60's F.
WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: Tall Goldenrod, blue Aster, Bushy Aster, Maryland Aster and Carolina Rhododendron.
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Crow, Chickadee, Nuthatch, Pileated Woodpecker, White Throated Sparrow and Junco.
scroll down for photos and video from today.......
Park welcome sign at Tallulah Falls, GA.
Our starting trails today.
We started on the old historic Hwy. 441 and hiked
along the lake to the north end of the Shortline Trail.
The old support piers of the Tallulah Falls Railroad.
The Terrora Power Plant built by Georgia Power Co. in the early 1920's. (still in service)
Beautiful spot where the Tallulah River empties into the Tallulah Falls Lake.
We turn onto the Shortline Trail.
Another great day for a hike along the Tallulah River!
The suspension bridge across the Tallulah River on the Shortline Trail.
We have now hiked over to the South Rim Trail at Tallulah Gorge.
The breathtaking suspension bridge across Tallulah Gorge above Hurricane Falls.
The rim trails at the gorge offer multiple spectacular overlooks deep into the gorge!
The OFHC gang for today's hike! (l-r) Mike Jones, Nancy Masur, Greta Driggers, Clay Masur, Jim Driggers, Dave Hinson, Carole Wintle, Pom Sinnock, Donna Presley, Vic Robson, Trail Dog "Barney", June Bellamy, John Bellamy, Bill Hunt, Phil Brownrigg, Dan Ross, Dick Metzgar and Tony Presley.
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