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Amicalola - AT approach - Hike Inn loop w/ Top of Cochran Falls




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola State Park - Top of falls parking lot   Hike: Amicalola - AT approach - Hike Inn loop w/ Top of Cochran Falls  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 2 2019  10:00 am >> Sat, Feb 2 2019 6:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 10:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 28 2019 7:08 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Feb 1 2019 7:08 pm
Event Duration:8 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:11 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Aaron
Lisa
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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: 2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

Beginning at the trailhead above the falls, we will hike the AT Approach trail for 4 miles. We will turn onto the Len Foote Trail and hike a mile to Len Foote Hike Inn, where we will stop for a break and to eat a snack/lunch. We will return by completing the loop via the Len Foote trail, with a quick side trail to take in the sights from the top of Cochran Falls.

The hike is approximately 11 miles round trip with a moderate hiking speed. You have to be in shape to do this hike and the Trip Leader(s) reserve the right to remove anyone from the list who they feel cannot handle it or without recent D4 hiking experience.

Please bring a snack or light lunch to eat while we're at the Hike Inn.  The Hike Inn usually has some excellent cookies or deserts available for a small donation/tip.


Required Items to Bring:

Plenty of fluids for adequate hydration
Trail Snacks and/or light lunch
Good hiking shoes/boots

 

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

Hiking poles

Camera

Bacon

State Park Pass if you have one. 


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

North on Georgia 400 past the outlet Mall to GA 136. Left on 136 till GA 52. Right until the park entrance. Once in the park, follow the signs to the parking above the falls. It's the first left you can make (across from the Visitor Center) and you'll cross a bridge and then climb and follow the signs to the top of the falls to your right. There is three tiered parking available with the top tier having the restroom building and the trailhead for the Hike Inn Trail. We'll meet on the topmost tier closest to the trailhead.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):104Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 10:00 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.

Notes:

There is a $5 per vehicle charge to enter the state park, unless you have a state park pass.


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


Registration for this event opens at 1/28/2019 7:08:00 PM