2019 12 Year and 13 Year Hikes

2019 12 Year and 13 Year Hike Information

Tallulah Gorge State Park

One of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern U.S., Tallulah Gorge is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep. Visitors can hike rim trails to several overlooks, including a suspension bridge sways 80 feet above the rocky bottom, providing spectacular views of the river and waterfalls.  Tightrope walkers have twice crossed the gorge, and visitors can still see towers used by Karl Wallenda. 

 We will be hiking the North and South Rim Trails, which are moderate with some inclines and stairs. There are multiple resting points at various overlooks.

Itinerary for 12 Year hike

This is a very mild hike and we can go as slow or fast as we want.

Wednesday, May 29th

  • 12:30 PM – Leave for Tallulah Gorge State Park
  • 1:00 PM – Begin Hike. (Beginning from parking lot at the Interpretive Center)
  • 3:00 PM – Finish Hike and cool off in the Interpretive Center
    • Exhibits in the park’s Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center highlight the rich history of this Victorian resort town, as well as the rugged terrain and fragile ecosystem of the area. The persistent trillium, monkey-face orchid and green salamander are protected species found within the gorge. An award-winning film takes viewers on a dramatic journey through the gorge, including footage or rock climbers and kayakers.
  • 3:15-3:30 PM – Head back to camp

 

Itinerary for 13 Year hike

Tuesday, May 28th

  • 12:30 PM – Leave for Tallulah Gorge State Park
  • 1:00 PM – Begin Hike. (Beginning from parking lot at the Interpretive Center)
  • 3:00 PM – Finish Hike and cool off in the Interpretive Center
    • Exhibits in the park’s Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center highlight the rich history of this Victorian resort town, as well as the rugged terrain and fragile ecosystem of the area. The persistent trillium, monkey-face orchid and green salamander are protected species found within the gorge. An award-winning film takes viewers on a dramatic journey through the gorge, including footage or rock climbers and kayakers.
  • 13 year hike will have some extra overlooks and stops
  • 3:30- 4:00 PM – Head back to camp

Supplies

  • EpiPen (if any allergies)
  • WATER
  • Snacks
  • Small pack to carry your water and any snacks
  • Comfortable Closed toe walking shoes  (please don’t break in new shoes on a hike)
  • Sunscreen – We will be directly in the sun during summer. Apply lots of sunscreen prior to leaving and consider wearing a hat.

 

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