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Appalachian Trail Approach Backpacking

The Basics:
Event Type:Backpacking
Event Location: Amicalola Falls State Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 19 2022  8:30 am >> Sun, Feb 20 2022 3:00 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Feb 11 2022 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Feb 17 2022 11:59 pm
Event Duration:1 Days 6 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:17 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Joseph Wang
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Join me as I hike the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail!!

We will meet at Amicalola State Park at Welcome Center and follow the Appalachian Approach Trail to the summit of Springer Mountain (elev 3782 ft.).  We will spend the night at the top of Springer and return to our cars the next day. On the way back we will visit Len Foote Hike Inn for a rest and lunch break. The total trekking distance is about 17 miles.

Parking fee is $5.00 unless you have a current GA State Park Pass.

See here for more info:

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking Boots / Shoes


Sleep System (Tent, Tarp, or Hammock). We will be near a shelter, but don't count on there being enough space. 

Sleeping Bag

Sleep Pad

Food and Snacks (1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner and snacks)

Water and Filtration / Purification device, Drops, or Tablets

Headlamp/Flashlight and spare batteries

Warm clothing enough for 2 days of travel and a set for the drive home

Rain Gear

Cookware (stove, utensils, cup, bown/plate, fuel)


Bear Canister or Bear Bag to hang or put in the shelter's bear storage

Toilitries (toilet paper, shovel, sanitizer/bio sope, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking Poles


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Amicalola Fall State Park

418 Amicalola Falls Road

Dawsonville, GA 30534

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