Tallulah Gorge State Park is 2,739 acres of land and features a 63-acre lake. There are over 50 campsites for you to use and over 20 miles of trails to hike. You and your four-legged friend can have so much fun at this park. The shortest trail is approximately two miles, and the longest trail is nearly ten miles.
The trails vary in terrain, and some have mulch while others are covered in red dirt and rocks, and they are ranked in levels from easy to difficult. For a full description of each trail and any updates about the park’s conditions after severe weather, visit the official site.
The trails you cannot take your furry friend on are the Gorge Floor Trail, Sliding Rock Trail, and the Hurricane Falls Loops Trail to the suspension bridge. When on the approved trails, make sure your pup is on a leash and always clean up after your dog. Bring some plastic poop bags and extra water so you can keep your doggie hydrated.
Discourage any digging or chasing of critters while you're hiking. If you're hiking during hunting season, be sure to wear bright colors and get your pup a brightly colored leash or collar. If you decide to go overnight camping, you'll have a chance to explore the park's amenities even further.
Most of the campsites have electricity and allow dogs, and some are even ADA accessible. There are also a few primitive backcountry campsites. When you book a campsite, you'll see a little logo of a dog, which indicates dogs are allowed at that site.
When you're camping, make sure you're courteous of your neighbors and keep your pup quiet during quiet hours. Also, discourage excessive barking. If you're ever bored at the campsite, you can explore the rest of the park. There are picnic areas, educational programs, archery, and water sports. Just keep your dog on a leash while you do.