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Amicalola Falls to Springer Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Springer Mountain
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 12 2022  8:00 am >> Sat, Feb 12 2022 3:00 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Feb 6 2022 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Feb 12 2022 5:00 am
Event Duration:7 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:16 Miles
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Pls note that there is NO CARPOOL for this event. We will meet at the top of the falls to start the hike at 8.00 am. 

This is a good training hike, starting from trail head at the top of the falls and take the AT Approach trail to Springer Mountain.

At mile 4.5 we approach the sign for the Hike Inn. Right turn going to hike Inn and another 3.5 miles straight to the Springer via Nimblewill gap. We will stop for lunch or snacks at the top of Springer. This is an in and out hike. After lunch we will return the same way coming down to the parking lot at the top of the Falls.


A streneous D5 hike with approx. 3500ft elevation gain therefore prior D5 experience is good. New members are welcome, just send a short note to trip leader about your experience of simillar distance hike or hikes. Existing members transitioning  between D4 & D5 are welcome, you won't be pushed to walk fast.   

$5 parking fee applies unless you have a Georgia State Parks annual pass. 

Required Items to Bring:

Enough Water/electrolytes, snacks or luncch etc

Hiking boots


Layering according to weather

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking Poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

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 12 miles
3.  Bear Right onto GA- 342   (Bailey Waters Rd) and go about 3.6 miles.
4.  Turn Left onto GA-52 East  and go about 3.9 miles.
5.  Turn Right  onto Amicalola Falls State Park Rd, at the park entrance.
6.  After paying for parking at the park entrance or the ranger station/Visitor Center, take a left at the ranger station.  Climb the steep road and take the second right turn, which is marked by a sign for the top of the falls.  There are two parking lots here: the waterfall begins immediately at the edge of the larger, lower lot.  We will meet in the smaller, upper parking lot, designated by signage for the Hike Inn. There are restrooms at the Visitor's Center as well as the Hike Inn parking lot.

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

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