Amicalola Falls to Len Foote Hike Inn Loop Hike - Sat, Nov 16 2019

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Amicalola Falls to Len Foote Hike Inn Loop Hike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola State Park - Top of the Falls parking lot   Hike: Amicalola Falls to Len Foote Hike Inn Loop Hike  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Nov 16 2019  10:00 am >> Sat, Nov 16 2019 4:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Nov 13 2019 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Nov 15 2019 11:59 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:11 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Bob Bunner
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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: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


The sun should be out for this classic Fall loop hike to the Hike Inn.  This is about a 10.5 mile loop hike beginning at the top of Amicalola Falls.  We'll meet on top of the Falls at 10:00 a.m.  We will begin our hike on the "Approach Trail" for 4.5 miles.  There are some steep and relatively long ascents on this portion of our hike.  I ask that you be able to hike a moderate pace on these uphill portions.  It's not fair to others who sign up for this event expecting a moderate pace to wait around for someone who has to go slow.

After about 4.5 miles, we will take the junction to the Hike Inn, which is approximately 1 mile.  Bring a lunch to enjoy in the dining room or outside in one of the adirondack chairs.  The dining room has a variety of hot and cold beverages and some snacks like fruit or cookies.  The Hike Inn does not "charge" you for these items, but they have a donation box so you can contribute the amount that you think these items are worth.  We'll probably spend 30 minutes at the Hike Inn, although you may have less time if you are a slower hiker.

The return hike on the Hike Inn trail is about 5 miles to the parking lot on top of the Falls.  This section is not quite as steep as the Approach Trail, but you will have some relatively long ascents.  

There is a $5 GA DNR parking fee per vehicle at Amicalola Falls State Park unless you display an annual pass.

Required Items to Bring:

- Water and lunch

- Clothing appropriate for weather conditions

- Cash for driver and park fee 

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

DIRECTIONS from GA-400/ I-285 INTERCHANGE in N ATLANTA (Sandy Springs) to AMICALOLA FALLS STATE PARK (about 60 miles or 90 minutes):

1.  From the GA-400/ I-285 interchange go North on GA-400/US-19 N about 42 miles to the traffic light at GA-136 (a.k.a. Harmony Church Rd).
2.  Turn Left off GA-400 onto GA-136 and follow it westward about 17.3 miles.
3.  Bear Right onto GA- 183 (a.k.a. Elliott Pkwy) and go about 1.1 miles.
4.  Bear Right onto GA-52 East and go 1.6 miles.
5.  Turn Left onto Amicalola Falls State Park Rd, at the park entrance.

6.  Continue northward and take the first left.  The road will climb steeply to the top of the falls, where you will take a right and continue to either parking lot.  The trailhead is located next to the upper parking lot, but it is often full, so you may have to use the lower lot which is immediately above the falls.

GPS and GOOGLE.COM/MAPS USERS may wish to augment the above directions by entering the Visitor Center's street Address or Lat/Lon coordinates as your destination:
  418 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):104Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 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.


I am allowing dogs, but please let me know if you plan to bring a dog because I will have a dog limit and I want to make sure your dog plays well with others.

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Cost Includes:

There is a $5 GA DNR parking fee per vehicle, payable at Amicalola Falls State Park unless you display an annual pass.

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