Amicalola Falls To Hike Inn (East Ridge Trail, AT Approach Trail, and Hike Inn Trail) - Sun, Oct 21 2018

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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:Sun, Oct 21 2018  8:30 am >> Sun, Oct 21 2018 3:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sun, Oct 14 2018 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Oct 20 2018 8:00 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:12 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Ann Howard
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This is a clockwise loop of 12 miles.  Elevation gain is approximately 2800 feet.

If meeting at the event, please do not park directly in front of the VC, use the side lot.  Hiking will commence at 8:30AM.

We will began behind the Amicalola Visitor Center(2,150 elevation) at the East Ridge Trail Arch. The trail is one mile to the top of the falls parking lot (2,850 elevation) . It has a Mountain travel of 80 ft gain for every 500 ft of trail! Once at the parking lot we will proceed north to the Appalachian Approach Trail and clear Frosty Mountain (3,382) where at 4 miles we will turn at the junction Southeast to the Len Foote Inn trail ( Hike Inn Trail 2,927) for 1 mile. This will be our halfway point for lunch.The Inn offers snacks and bathroom. (please leave tip in jar if partaking).  After lunch we head south where we will cross over a couple of bumps (3,024). The trail will have foot bridges crossing over tributaries from Cochran Creek and a small ridge trail with wonderful views! Overall we are retracing our steps back to the Visitor's Center. Total Mountain Travel is around 2800 feet.

Hey, if you've not completed a recent D4 or higher, please send the trip leaders information on your recent hiking experiences (trail name, distance, date, pace), this enable us to ensure group safety.  If I don't get an email from you, I will move you to the waitlist. 

Required Items to Bring:



Whatever you need if you are allergic 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
Bug spray

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: 7:00 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.  

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