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Slow & Steady - Saturday Hike - Amicalola Falls to Len Foote Inn

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola State Park - Park Visitor Center   Hike: Slow & Steady -  Saturday Hike - Amicalola Falls to Len Foote Inn  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 17 2019  7:30 am >> Sat, Aug 17 2019 4:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Fri, Aug 9 2019 4:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 16 2019 8:00 pm
Event Duration:8 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:11 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Joyce T.
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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: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Have you wanted to do an Amicalola State Park hike to the Len Foote Inn but haven't felt up to keeping pace with some of the faster hikes that are posted there?  Then join us on Saturday morning!

We'll go at a comfortable pace, stopping as needed for water and rest.   But beware:  this hike isn't easy!  There are a few major hills,  so some rigorous D3 experience is required before you attempt this event.  This is definitely NOT a hike for beginners or for folks who haven't done at least a couple of harder D3s recently and better yet, some D4 hikes. Expect us to contact you if we need assurance of your ability.

The carpool willl leave promptly at 7:30 am so that we can get to the Amicalola Falls Visitor Center by 9:00. Please arrive by 7:15 so that we can arrange carpools,  get our gear into cars and make introductions. If you're running late, you'll have to drive to the event by yourself, so be sure to take driving instructions with you when you leave home.  People driving directly to the event should arrive at the visitor no later than 8:45 am, so that if the carpool folks arrive early, we don't have to wait for you. 

There's a $5 State Park fee for each car entering the park (unless you have an annual tag).

We'll all gather at the Visitor's Center so that we can register and use the bathrooms. Then, we'll drive up to the trailhead parking lot together and put on our gear for the hike.  After making introductions (some folks will drive directly to the park) and taking a group photo, we'll head up the Hike Inn Trail and then stop at the Inn where we'll take a break and eat our lunches and a take a restroom break.  After lunch, we'll return to the parking lot via the same Hike Inn Trail. (This is a change from the original itinerary that took us up the Approach Trail.)

Please be sure to bring lunch with you. The Inn provides drinks and often has some desserts or other items left over from lunch to offer, which - - if available - - we can enjoy. We encourage everyone to  bring a few dollars with you to leave in the donation box for the Inn's hospitality. They really appreciate the support and we want them to continue to welcome AOC groups there.

We want to keep the group together, so if you can't resist speeding up and doing you're own fast hike, please do not register for this more moderate-paced event. 

Required Items to Bring:


Good hiking shoes
Water and lunch
Clothing appropriate for weather conditions

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



Hiking poles are recommended if you have them

How to Get There:
Event Directions:


From the Mansell Park & Ride we will go north on Georgia 400 past the outlet Mall to GA 136. We will go past GA 53 and turn left on 136. Bear right on GA 183 to right on GA 52 to the park entrance. We will stop at the Visitors Center lot to register and use the bathrooms, then head up the hill to the upper lot and trailhead.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):104Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
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.


State Park Fee ($5 per car) unless you have an annual park pass

Bathrooms available at the Visitor Center

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

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