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Len Foot Hike Inn Via Springer Parking Lot

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Springer Mountain Parking Lot
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 4 2020  9:30 am >> Sat, Jan 4 2020 3:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Jan 1 2019 10:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 4 2020 6:00 am
Event Duration:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:12 Miles
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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: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


Len Foot Hike Inn is a favorite desitnation of us AOCers and a common approach to this place is via Amicalola Falls State Park. I was thinking about taking a different approach, Amicalola to Springer is my fimiliar route and short hike of Springer Parking Lot to Springer Mountain was done couple of times too. So trail isn't new for me, just the route bit innovative. The hike starts from Springer Mountain Parking Lot, its little over a mile to get to iconic Springer Mounatin, from there we will descent to Black Gap and then to Nimblewill Gap. Then we will cross Amicaloal Mountain Rd (A gravel Rd) before hitting a cross road with a sign poining towards Hike Inn to left and Amicalola Falls Park going straight. We will turn left to hike a mile to reach Hike Inn. 

We will have lunch or snack there take some picture and head back the same way. Its an in and out hike.   

Pace of this hike is between moderate to fast but definitely not a FAST FAST. So if you are racing type hiker then this hike isn't for you.   

Required Items to Bring:


Power Bar or Snacks or lunch (Hike Inn serve left over cookies, fruit and hot beverages but no food)

Lip balm and moisturizer

Glove hat and warm layers (seems like a cold day tomorrow)

Hiking Pole and hiking Shoes

Plastic bag for sweaty clothes and dirty shoes


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

Cash for tip, if you take hot beverage or cookies at Hike Inn

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From Mansell Park Ride Lot:

GA 400 North (31 Miles)

GA 136 W (28 Miles)

Right onto Ste Rte 342 (12 Miles)

Right onto Max Wehunt (2.4 Miles)

Right onto GA-52E (1.2 Miles)

Left onto Nimblewill Church Rd (1.8 Miles)

Left onto Forest Service 28-1/FS-1 Rs (1.3 Miles)

Left to Stay on FS 28-1 Rd  (2 Miles)

FS 28-1 Rd Turns Right and becomes Winding Stairs Gap Rd (312 Ft)

Sharp Left ontp FSR-42  (7.5 Miles)

Destination Parking lot will be on right




Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):115Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $46.00 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.


Driving directions to Springer Parking Lot is obtained from Google Map.

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