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 or obtain a permit to hike to the gorge floor.

A suspension bridge sways eighty feet above the rocky bottom, providing spectacular views of the river and waterfalls. A paved path follows an old railroad bed, perfect for strollers and bicycles while mountain bikers can test their skills on a challenging ten mile trail.

A gift shop offers snacks, walking sticks, souvenirs and more.

It’s an easy day trip from Sky Valley and there are places to eat lunch at on the way back in Clayton, Georgia. Try the Universal Joint Restaurant and sit outside if you are sweaty from your hike.