While Tallulah Gorge is a natural wonder (which we will explore more on the next page), Tallulah Point Overlook is pure touristy kitsch. It’s mostly a gift shop, but the goodies inside, the signs outside, and of course, the view of the gorge itself, make it worth a stop.
Tallulah Point Overlook is located at the side of the road, on Historic US 441 (the curvy 2-lane road, which was replaced with a 4-lane highway). There are plenty of places to access Historic 441. The Overlook is just south of downtown Tallulah Falls, along a short stretch of the old road known as “Tallulah Gorge Scenic Loop”.
Tallulah Point Overlook proudly proclaims itself as the only place from which you can see Tallulah Gorge, for free, from the road. It’s been making that claim since 1912.
Head inside, walk past the country-store-style items that line the shelves, and head onto the back porch…
… through this door…
… for your chance to look down into Tallulah Gorge. Try to ignore those power lines, which feel like they’re close enough that you could touch them.
You’ll probably spot some wide-winged birds of prey taking advantage of the air currents, coming up from the gorge. Unfortunately, from here, almost every picture you take will feature those darned power lines.
Note: This trip was first published in 2006.