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Amicalola Falls To Hike Inn (East Ridge Trail, AT Approach Trail, and Hike Inn Trail)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola Falls State Park   Hike: Amicalola Falls To Hike Inn (East Ridge Trail, AT Approach Trail, and Hike Inn Trail)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 14 2017  7:30 am >> Sat, Oct 14 2017 3:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Oct 10 2017 7:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Oct 13 2017 7:00 pm
Event Duration:8 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:12 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Please read the entire page before registering for this event.

This hike will have a total distance of around 12 miles, and total elevation gain of around 2800 feet. We will hike at a consistent moderate pace with minimum short stops at intersections. Recent hiking experience on similar hikes is required (D5 or upper D4). If you haven't done similar hikes recently with AOC, please include a description of your recent hikes in the notes section when you register.

We will start the hike at Amicalola Falls Visitor's Center, taking the East Ridge Trail to the Top of the Falls parking lot. From there, we will take the Appalachian Approach Trail to the Hike Inn. At the Hike Inn, we will enjoy a light lunch or snack. Sometimes the Hike Inn has pie, cake and coffee available. If you chose to indulge, then bring cash to put in the donation box in the cafeteria. Plan to pack out your own trash. We will then take the Hike Inn Trail back to the Top of the Falls parking lot, and then take the East Ridge Trail back to the Visitor's Center.

For carpooling, we will leave Mansell Park & Ride by 7:30 AM, so please arrive earlier. We should arrive to the Visitor's Center and start the hike around 8:30 AM or shortly after. Parking at the Amicalola Falls State Park costs $5 per car, or you can use your Georgia State Parks annual pass.

Required Items to Bring:

Whatever you need if you are alergic to bee/wasp stings, etc.
Extra clothes/shoes to change for the ride home
Cash for your driver if you are carpooling
Cash for parking as needed

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Amicalola Falls State Park (Visitor's Center)

Address: High Shoals Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534

GPS coordinates: 34.557890, -84.249776



Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):104Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $41.60 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.


Parking at the Amicalola Falls State Park costs $5 per car, or you can use your Georgia State Parks annual pass.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

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

To get credit for the hike, you must complete the entire hike.