Today I am sharing about the time spent the day hiking with our young children at Tallulah Gorge State Park. In preparation for our trip, I searched Pinterest and google for tips on hiking Tallulah Gorge with kids and noticed there was not much content on the matter, and so, I was inspired to share our experience of hiking with our little ones.
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Our time at Tullulah Gorge was wonderful! The views were amazing and the trails were easy to navigate. The kids thoroughly enjoyed it and only at one point became a little tired from the walking. This wasn’t a huge deal because we packed snacks and water for the trail. I wore my youngest in my Ergo Carrier for most of the day. My toddler and preschooler walked, ran, and explored the whole way.
We bought an empty bag that the kids used to collect interesting rocks and leaves as they walked the trails. I am a Floridian so I was very impressed with all the fall foliage and the cool temperatures as we just don’t get that at home. I can’t emphasize enough how beautiful it is here. You can check out the video below to get an idea.
If you’re planning a trip to the park you can view a map of the trails here to help you prepare. You likely won’t be hiking the gorge floor with your young kiddos. That is a much more strenuous trail for the experienced hiker. It also requires a permit (free) from the park ranger. I can’t speak for the campsites as we stayed in Atlanta and only drove to Tallulah for the day.
You can go here for more general information including pet allowances, nearby attractions. The opportunities for exploration in the North Georgia Mountains abound. We plan to visit again soon.