This weekend my family and I hit up to waterfalls the first one was Dry Falls in North Carolina. You can read all about that adventure by clicking here. The second one was here in Georgia. The name of it is Tallulah Falls. As I mentioned before we are on a mission to see all of the Georgia waterfalls and maybe a few extra. We actually hadn’t planned on going to Tallulah but as we were driving home I saw the sign and I told The Husband that since it was still early that we mind as well check this one off our list. He agreed. I kind of had an ulterior motive for it as well. I wanted to get my 15,000 steps in for the day and I knew that if I went home it so wasn’t going to happen. Lucky for me agreed.
We headed to the falls. Parking here is only $5. The ranger showed us all the trails and viewpoints and we headed off. Let me tell you the views on the gorge are absolutely beautiful. You can see the falls from every angle. You can get great pictures as well. Hiking the trails are definitely worth it. These views are definitely the rewards. We had our selfie sticks with us. I am still wondering why we didn’t get one sooner. They are definitely worth having on adventures like this. We took in the view and just relaxed.
What had me most excited was crossing this cool bridge. It had me kind of scared at first because I know it is held up by ropes and it kind of sways. However when we got down there I realized it was sturdier than I first thought. I thought it was pretty cool to cross over and then again be rewarded with an amazing view. It is exciting to know that we are getting closer to the falls. To get to the bridge you have to go down a total of 310 stairs. They don’t allow pets to go down the stairs. Mainly because they are pretty steep.
After you cross the bridge you can get even closer to the falls by going down 221 stairs to get down to this platform below. Now I am going to be honest before we came here I had no idea about these stairs or else I am positive I would waited to do Tallulah Falls another day. But once we got there and paid for parking there was no turning back. So I am glad I didn’t know. We had just crossed the bridge when an older gentleman came up the platform and told us it was worth us going down those 221 stairs. So we went ahead and went down. He was not lying. It was absolutely amazing. We stood there for a long time looking at the water and of course taking pictures.
With all the beauty Tallulah Falls has to offer you tend to forget that once you go down the stairs that you have to go back up. Then after you climb the 221 stairs you have two choices you can go to your left and climb 347 stairs or you can go back the way you came and climb those 310 stairs again. We chose to go back the way we came. Let me tell you it was not easy. Whoever created or designed these stairs naturally did not make any use of stair measuring tools or their likes, which might have made them level enough to climb without too much exhaustion. The steepness and unevenness caused us to take too many breaks. I am not afraid to say it was also largely because of me. I am getting fit but I am not that fit yet. Meanwhile, Tyler and Nishe’ are killing these steps like they do this every day. The Husband isn’t too far behind them either. I will say I handled these steps way better than I handled the ones at Amicalola falls. That was a major fail. Read about that here. But I am now in much better shape than I was then and I now know it is okay to take breaks. I think I am ready to go back. We will see though.
Tallulah Falls is a perfect family outing. You get to see some great views and the waterfall. Plus you can accomplish those darn stairs together. The fact that it won’t break the bank makes it even better. We still have some more waterfalls to go and I can’t wait to share them with you.
Check out the other waterfalls we visited below: