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Amicalola - Len Foote Hike Inn loop (backpack training optional)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola State Park, Dawsonville GA
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Oct 19 2021  9:30 am >> Tue, Oct 19 2021 3:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Oct 14 2021 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Oct 18 2021 8:00 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:10.5 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: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We are going to do some backpack training, but for you, this is optional.  We will be walking at an average 2.0 pace.

We start the hike at the top of the falls on the AT Approach trail for about 4.5 miles at which point we hang a right on the Hike Inn Connector trail. After a mile on the HI connector trail, we arrive at the Inn. 

Please arrive a few minutes early as the hike will start promptly at 9:30AM.  Bring your lunch (eating at the Hike Inn) and a few dollars if you want to make a donation for some snack food at the Hike Inn.

This is a moderate to difficult loop hike with 2300 feet of elevation in 10.5 miles. I'll take a moderate pace, averaging 2.0 mph, slower on the ups and faster on the downs. I'll also stop at various points along the trail, especially intersections to regroup. 

If you do not have recent D4 experience, expect an email or phone call to determine your ability to complete the hike. 


Required Items to Bring:
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Water and lunch
  • Clothing appropriate for weather conditions
Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • Camera
  • Bug Spray
  • Hiking Poles


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From the Mansell Park & Ride, take Georgia 400 North past the outlet Mall to GA 136. Turn left onto GA 136.  Then turn right onto GA 52.  The park entrance will be on the left.  Once in the park, follow the signs to the parking area above the falls. The parking lot is on the far side of the falls and has a sign for Hike Inn parking. There are restroom facilities at the trailhead.

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


The event will be cancelled if thunderstorms.

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Cost Includes:

$5.00 State Park Fee per car unless you have an annual park pass

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