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Amicalola falls, Springer Shelter and back

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola Falls State Park   Hike: Amicalola falls, Springer Shelter and back  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Nov 29 2020  8:30 am >> Sun, Nov 29 2020 4:00 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Nov 24 2020 10:30 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Nov 28 2020 4:00 pm
Event Duration:7 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:17 Miles
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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: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


We will begin our hike at the top of Amicalola Falls.  The trailhead for both the AT approach trail and Len Foote Hike Inn begin here. We'll take the AT approach Trail to Springer Mtn,.  We'll have lunch for about 20 minutes at Springer campsite before hitting the trail heading back. We'll hike back  to  Len Foote trail and to the Inn.  The Inn is closed for hikers these days so we take a break at the back of the Inn for 5 minutes  before heading back to the Parking lot.

Top of the Fall Parking lot to Springer Shelter : 7.7 miles 2560 feet ascent

Springer Shelter to Parking lot : 9.1 miles 1570 feet ascent

Total: 16.8 miles 4130 feet ascent


Because of the distance and elevation gain, this is not a beginners hike. If your AOC history does not show recent D4 or higher experience, then I will contact you to confirm this event is appropriate for your current level


Also note, there is NO carpool for this event. We will meet at the top of the falls parking lot a few minutes before 8:30 am to begin hiking promptly at 8:30.

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:
  • 2 to 3 L. of water

  • Lunch
  • Good hiking shoes or boots
  • Trail Snacks
  • Rain gear
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Rain jacket
hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Amicalola Falls State Park
418 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd
Dawsonville , GA 30534

GPS Coordinates:
N 34.554766 | W 084.260016


Hike won't be cancelled because of rain

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