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Amicalola Falls ,Hike Inn, Via East Ridge and Approached Trail. No Carpool !

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola Falls State Park   Hike: Amicalola Falls ,Hike Inn, Via East Ridge and Approached Trail. No Carpool !   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 13 2020  8:30 am >> Sat, Jun 13 2020 2:30 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Jun 2 2020 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jun 13 2020 7:00 am
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:12 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Chuck R
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


This is a clockwise loop of 12 miles. We will start behind the Amicalola Visitor Center (2,150 elevation) at the East Ridge Trail Arch. The trail is one mile to the top of the falls parking lot (2,850 elevation) . We will proceed north to the Appalachian Approach Trail and clear Frosty Mountain (3,382) where at 4 miles we will turn at the junction Southeast to the Len Foote Inn trail ( Hike Inn Trail 2,927) for 1 mile. This will be our halfway point for lunch. The Inn offers snacks and bathroom ( please leave tip in jar if partaking). As of now the Inn is only allowing overnight guest to enter the dining room. Day hikers can get water outside and we can probably sit outside for a view. I will keep you posted for any updates. After lunch we head south where we will cross over a couple of bumps (3,024). The trail will have foot bridges crossing over Tributaries from Cochran Creek and a small Ridge trail with wonderful views! Total Mountain Travel is around 2800 feet. This is not a beginners hike - those with insufficient A.O.C. D4 or D5 experience may be moved to the waiting list.

Required Items to Bring:

Whatever you need if you are alergic to bee/wasp stings, etc.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Amicalola Falls State Park (Visitor's Center)

Address: High Shoals Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534

GPS coordinates: 34.557890, -84.249776



Parking at the Amicalola Falls State Park costs $5 per car, or you can use your Georgia State Parks annual pass. Will hike rain or shine!

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

To get credit for the hike, you must complete the entire hike.