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Amicalola Falls - Len Foote Loop

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola Falls State Park   Hike: Amicalola Falls - Len Foote Loop  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 4 2020  9:00 am >> Sat, Apr 4 2020 3:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Feb 17 2020 7:07 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Apr 3 2020 7:07 am
Event Duration:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:10 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Chris L
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 1 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes



Disclaimer: This is a relatively challenging hike, suitable for intermediate to advanced hikers. If you are not sure of your stamina or hiking abilities or have not completed a D3 (or higher) hike recently, please DO NOT sign up!


This 10-mile round trip hike begins at the upper Len Foote Hike Inn parking lot. From here, we take the AT Approach Trail (Springer Mountain Trail) for approx. four miles, then turn onto the Len Foote trail and hike till we smell the cookies (that's how we know we've reached the Inn). We'll stop for lunch at Len Foote Inn where you can also get some leftover desserts or hot beverages - for a suitable tip!

After lunch, we resume hiking on the Len Foote trail for the five- mile hike back to the parking lot.

So, we're looking forward to getting in a nice little workout amid April flowers and clear mountain air, and we plan to set a brisk pace (2.5 miles per hour) so that we can make it back to the parking lot in time and get you home while there is still a hint of daylight left.

BTW, this is a dog-friendly event, which means there will be friendly dogs (and humans friendly to dogs) on this hike. If you are uncomfortable around dogs, this event is not for you!

  Looking for a volunteer CARPOOL COORDINATOR: Since Chris and I will already be at Amicalola State Park, we need someone to coordinate the carpool from Atlanta to Amicalola State Park and back. If you are interested, please let us know.

Required Items to Bring:

Good hiking shoes

A couple of liters of water

Lunch and Snacks

Clothing appropriate for weather conditions

Rain Gear

A sense of humor

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Walking sticks

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

If you are driving to the Park, please enter the following into your preferred GPS:

Amicalola State Park Visitor Center

When you see the Visitor Center on your right, turn LEFT and follow that road up to the top of the mountain. At the top, when the road splits three ways, stay in the center lane and drive till the road ends at the Len Foote Hike Inn parking lot (near restrooms). This is our starting point.



Carpool: TBD

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Cost Includes:

There is a $5 charge to drive into the Park (unless you have a Georgia State Parks Pass)

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

If for some reason you cannot attend the event, and it is ...

a) Before the event and within the registration deadline: Please remove your name from the event.

b) Before the event but after the registration deadline: Please TEXT the trip leader/s and we'll drop your name from the roster.

c) During the event (partial attendance): We'll drop you from the roster

d) After the event and no communication from you: Potential no show


In short, let us know, so we don't have to no-show!

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