Amicalola Falls ~ Len Foote Hike Inn Loop Hike ~ Dog Friendly ~ Carpool Departure 8:00 AM - Sun, Sep 17 2017

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Amicalola Falls ~ Len Foote Hike Inn Loop Hike ~ Dog Friendly ~ Carpool Departure 8:00 AM

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola State Park - Top of the Falls Parking Lot   Hike: Amicalola Falls ~ Len Foote Hike Inn Loop Hike ~ Dog Friendly ~ Carpool Departure 8:00 AM  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Sep 17 2017  9:30 am >> Sun, Sep 17 2017 3:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Sep 7 2017 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Sep 17 2017 7:00 am
Event Duration:8 Hours 30 Minutes including carpool
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:10 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Chris L
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 14 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


This is a hike for intermediate to advanced hikers who would like to get a nice little workout and get home while there is still a hint of daylight left.

The hike is approximately 10 miles round trip at a moderate pace. We will start the hike from the top of the waterfalls and hike clockwise, heading first up the AT Approach Trail for 4 miles. We will turn Left onto the Len Foote Trial and hike for one mile to reach the Inn. We will stop at the Len Foote Inn for lunch.  Generally, the Inn has some leftover desserts and other delights from the night before. You may also refill your water and get a hot beverage.  Please tip accordingly. 

After lunch, we will head down the Len Foote trail for the 5 mile hike back to our cars.

I plan to hike at a moderate pace approximately 2.5 miles an hour. For those who have been here before and looking for a faster paced hike, knock yourself out and run like the wind. For those who have not been here before, no worries, we'll make sure you make the right turns. 

This event is dog friendly, meaning there will be friendly dogs on this hike.  You need to be comfortable hiking with dogs for this event.

We should be back in Atlanta by late afternoon.

Please note that we are meeting at the Chastain Park and Ride off I-75.

Required Items to Bring:

Good hiking shoes
A couple of liters of water
Lunch and Snacks
Clothing appropriate for weather conditions
Rain Gear
Big smile

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From the Busbee Park and Ride

  • Turn left at George Busbee Pkwy NW 0.5 mi
  • Turn right at Chastain Rd 0.5 mi
  • Turn left to merge onto GA-5 N/I-575 N 24.4 mi
  • Continue onto GA-5 N/GA-515 E 10.5 mi
  • Turn right at W Church St 1.8 mi
  • Turn left at Burnt Mountain Rd 3.6 mi
  • Continue straight onto GA-136 E 14.1 mi
  • Turn left at GA-183/Elliot Family Pkwy 1.2 mi
  • Turn right at GA-52 E 1.5 mi
  • Turn left at Top of the Falls Rd
  • Turn Left into Amicalcola Falls State Park
  • Amicalola Falls State Park Rd turns slightly left and becomes Service Rd
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):120Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $48.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.


Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes

If you plan to meet us at the Park please plan to arrive at the parking lot at the trail head at the top of the falls 9:30 AM. 

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Cost Includes:

$5.00 State Park Fee unless you have an annual park pass

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.