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2021-12-26 Home-Vacation-001 Amicalola Falls State Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola Falls State Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Dec 26 2021  8:00 am >> Sun, Dec 26 2021 1:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:45 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Dec 20 2021 7:02 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Dec 25 2021 7:00 pm
Event Duration:Approx. 5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:12.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Bill Wey
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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: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We’ll meet and start from the Amicalola Falls State Park Visitor Center.

We'll start from the Visitor Center and take the Appalachian Approach Trail to the base of the falls, then climb up stairs to the top of the falls. There are many beautiful views along this climb. At the top of the falls, we'll follow the AT Approach Trail and Hike Inn Connecting Trail to Len Foote Hike Inn for a snack break. After break we'll follow the Hike Inn Trail and the East Ridge Trail to get back to our cars.

There may be, no guarantee though, some left over foods and drinks like cookies, cakes, fruits, coffee, lemonade, etc. in Hike Inn dining room, please leave some tips in their box if you do eat or drink them.

Georgia State Park requires $5 entry/ parking fee, or your annual pass. Annual pass is a great way to motivate oneself to keep coming back and enjoy all of the Georgia state parks. It is more convenient and very cost effective.

The event duration does NOT include our travelling/ driving time. If you’re going to meet at the event, please arrive 10 minutes before our starting time. Our duration time is an educated estimate, so we need to have some flexibility.

<<< Important Notes >>>

Please only register if you are comfortable going long distance at a pace averaging 2.5 mph in the remote mountains environment, and have solid D5 experience. A good reference is you can comfortably finish Kennesaw 10 in less than 4 hours.

If your recent experience is not from the club, please include it in a note when you register, or email TL; otherwise you will be moved to the waiting list for the safety of everyone. We encourage our members to actively participate with joyful experience, and most importantly to stay healthy and safe at the end of our event.

Required Items to Bring:


If you're in other member’s car, bring change clothing, an extra pair of clean shoes, bag for changed shoes, and towel to sit on. Only enter with clean shoes. Remove all trash and your belongings.

If you carpool, some carpool drivers require proof of vaccination and mask.

Cash for carpool driver

$5 Cash for park entrance fee if you are the driver and don't have annual pass

Layers of clothing suitable for the season

Good hiking boots/ shoes

Water, snacks

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.


Hiking poles


Rain gear just in case

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

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Amicalola Falls State Park

418 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):102Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:45 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $40.80 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.


 1. This event may be cancelled and rescheduled if weather conditions are not satisfactory for an enjoyable outing.

2. Itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the trip leader.


* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

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