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Hike Inn Loop

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola State Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 6 2021  11:00 am >> Sat, Feb 6 2021 5:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Feb 4 2021 11:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Feb 6 2021 9:00 am
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:10 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Hugh Baker
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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: 2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


We will meet at the trailhead at the edge of the parking lot at the top of the falls. We will follow the approach trial for 4.5 miles over Frosty Mountain to the junction with the Hike Inn trail. A mile further will bring us to the Hike Inn where we will have a short break. Lunch is not available at the Inn for day hikers. From the Hike Inn we will hike five miles on the Hike Inn trail back to the falls. The distance is approximately ten miles and there is significant sustained elevation gain. A parking pass is needed for the state park which can usually be purchased at a kiosk at the entrance. 

Required Items to Bring:


hiking shoes

layers of warm clothing

rain gear

Recommended Items to Bring:
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lunch or snacks

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

DIRECTIONS from GA-400/ I-285 INTERCHANGE in N ATLANTA (Sandy Springs) to AMICALOLA FALLS STATE PARK  (about 60 miles or 90 minutes):

1.  From the GA-400/ I-285 interchange go North on GA- 400/US-19 N about 42 miles to the traffic light at GA-136 (a.k.a. Harmony Church Rd).
2.  Turn Left off GA-400 onto GA-136 and follow it westward about 17.3 miles.
3.  Bear Right onto GA- 183 (a.k.a. Elliott Pkwy) and go about 1.1 miles.
4.  Bear Right onto GA-52 East and go 1.6 miles.
5.  Turn Left onto Amicalola Falls State Park Rd, at the park entrance.

6.  Continue northward just 0.2 mile to the State Park Visitor Center on your right.  We will meet parking lot on top of the Falls at 10:45.

GPS and GOOGLE.COM/MAPS USERS may wish to augment the above directions by entering the Visitor Center's street Address or Lat/Lon coordinates as your destination:
  418 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534

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