Springer Mountain via AT Approach Trail - Thu, Sep 30 2021

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Springer Mountain via AT Approach Trail

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola State Park - Top of falls parking lot   Hike: Springer Mountain via AT Approach Trail   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Sep 30 2021  8:45 am >> Thu, Sep 30 2021 4:30 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Sep 26 2021 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Sep 29 2021 8:00 pm
Event Duration:7 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:16 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Ralph Howard
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We will maintain an uphill pace around 2.0 to 2.5 and downhill around 3.0 mph.

We'll head up to the top of Springer Mountain via the AT approach Trail. Springer Mountain stands at approximately 3800 feet and is at the Southern Terminus of the AT!! 

The hike will start from the top of Amicalola Falls and follow the AT approach trail to the summit of Springer Mountain. If time and weather permits we will have lunch there.

We will return via The Hike Inn for a brief stop.  The Hike Inn usually has some excellent cookies or desserts available for a small donation/tip.   

Please meet at the top of the falls at 8:45 and the hike will begin at 9AM.

There is a $5 parking fee paid at the gate when you come in to Amicalola State Park or if you are a member of a public library they may have a state park pass that you can borrow.

If you have not recently completed a D5 event with the AOC, the trip leaders will contact you to see if this event is appropriate for you. 


Required Items to Bring:
  • plenty of water (1.5 to 2.0L)
  • food/snacks
  • hiking boots or trail shoes
  • multiple layers of clothing
  • wet weather gear in case of rain
Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • trekking poles / hiking sticks
  • camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

North on Georgia 400 past the outlet Mall to GA 136. Left on 136 till GA 52. Right until the park entrance. Once in the park, follow the signs to the parking above the falls.  There will be a bathroom at the trailhead.

It's the first left you can make in the parking lot and you'll cross a bridge and then climb and follow the signs to the top of the falls to your right. There is three tiered parking available with the top tier having the restroom building and the trailhead for the Hike Inn Trail. We'll meet on the topmost tier closest to the trailhead.

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