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Amicalola Falls to Springer Mountain and back

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola State Park - Top of Amicalola Falls Parking Lot
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 13 2019  8:30 am >> Sat, Apr 13 2019 4:00 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Apr 9 2019 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Apr 12 2019 8:00 pm
Event Duration:7 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:17 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
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: Yes


Let's do a loop up to Springer Mountain and back. We will start the hike from the top of the Amicalola Falls and hike the AT Approach to Springer Mountain. We'll enjoy a short break at the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail before heading back down. On our way back, we will stop at the Len Foote Hike Inn for a few minutes to enjoy our (bring your own) lunch and perhaps a welcome glass of lemonade or hot cup of coffee. We usually luck into some homemade desserts, too. (Bring some tip money for the friendly, hard-working staff at the Hike Inn).  After our lunch break we will continue back on the Len Foote Trail to the parking lot.

Note, this is NOT a beginner hike. If you don't have any recent D5 hiking experience with the AOC, please explain your recent (within the last 6 weeks) fitness endeavors in the "notes" section of your registration. Those with insufficient experience or explanation may be moved to the wait list.

Also note, there is NO carpool for this event. We will meet at the top of the falls parking lot a few minutes before 8:30 am to begin hiking promptly at 8:30.


Required Items to Bring:

Good hiking shoes or boots
Water bottle/hydration pack (at least 2 litres!) and snack/light lunch 
Hiking gear appropriate for the trail and weather conditions

Recommended Items to Bring:
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your best smile

CASH for tip money at the Hike Inn 

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Go north on Georgia 400 past the outlet Mall to GA 136. Left on 136 till GA 52. Right until the park entrance. Turn left to go up the winding road and park at the Top of the Falls parking lot. 


We will hike rain or shine, with the exception of dangerous conditions

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

Cost Includes:

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

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