Tallulah Gorge ,(706) 754-7979, has miles of hiking trails,
  many of which even the experienced hiker will find to be
  challenging. Permits are required for access to the floor of the
  gorge. While the permits are free, they are limited to 100 per day
  and are sometimes not offered if the weather is too wet or has
  created hazardous conditions. A trek through the gorge is frequently
  an unforgettable experience. The views are incredible, the waterfalls
                                                     are tremendous and the wildlife is abundant.

  Panther Creek Recreation Area, (770) 297-3000, begins at a section of
  Historic Highway 441 and offers a footpath into the woods which opens
  up for a brief time to the new 4-lane highway 441, near the old Tallulah
  Falls Railroad trestle. Once pastthe highway the trail returns to plush pines,
  mountain laurel and magnolia following Panther Creek. The path can be steep
  and narrow but eventually comes to a bridge over Panther Creek which leads
  to beautiful Panther Creek Falls.