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AT Approach: Amicalola to Springer Mountain & Back (7:00 AM carpool)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola State Park - Top of Amicalola Falls Parking Lot
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Dec 28 2019  8:15 am >> Sat, Dec 28 2019 2:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Dec 16 2019 11:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Dec 28 2019 6:45 am
Event Duration:6 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:16 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:9
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No




For new members and/or members without recent D5 hiking related experience, please email the trip leader explaining your recent long distance hiking experience and hiking pace.  Please don't take it personal, but you may be moved to the waiting list until we hear back from you and approve you for this hike.  We want everyone to have an enjoyable and fun hiking experience.


Looking for a hike that is challenging, scenic, fun, and not a far drive away or all day?  If so, join us for this 16 mile loop hike to Springer Mountain and back!   

 We will plan to start the hike from the top of the Amicalola Falls and hike the AT Approach to Springer Mountain and back.  We will plan to hike from a moderate to fast pace.  On our way back, we will stop at the Len Foote Hike Inn for a few minutes to refill our water bottle/hydration pack.  We will continue back on the Len Foote Trail to the car parking lot.  We should be back in Atlanta mid afternoon depending on group's hiking speed.





The Trip Leader(s) reserve the right to remove anyone from the list and/or not move from the wait list to active list who they feel cannot handle this hike.

Please plan on bringing a snack to eat during the hike and enough water to drink.  We will be dropping by the Len Foote Inn on our way back to refill our water bottle or hydration pack.

Itinerary is subject to change.

Finish time is only an estimate and based on several factors - hiking speed, breaks, etc.

There will not be a sweeper on this hike so if you don't think you can keep up with the group hiking speed, this may not be the hike for you.

Reminder: If you're a Garmin user, please join our 'Atlanta Outdoor Club (AOC) Garmin Users' group to connect with other AOC Garmin users and track your activity. Join us at:

Required Items to Bring:

Positive and motivated attitude
Good hiking shoes or boots
Water bottle/hydration pack and snack 
Hiking gear appropriate for the trail and weather conditions

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

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From the Park & Ride we will go north on Georgia 400 past the outlet Mall to GA 136. Left on 136 till GA 52. Right until the park entrance. From the entrance, make a left turn when you see the visitors center and continue up to the top of Amicalola Falls parking lot next to the top of the falls. We will gather at the top of the waterfalls (Not the Lodge) parking lot. 

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):104Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
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.


Will this event occur rain or shine? Maybe

* 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.