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Amicalola Falls to Len Foote

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola Falls State Park   Hike: Amicalola Falls to Len Foote  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Feb 24 2022  9:00 am >> Thu, Feb 24 2022 2:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Feb 21 2022 6:01 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Feb 24 2022 7:01 am
Event Duration:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:10 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Spectacular scenery awaits along the trail from Amicalola Falls to the Len Foote Hike Inn, and we'll enjoy beautiful winter views!  We'll start at the top of the falls parking lot and take the Approach Trail to the Hike Inn.  This hike is a challenging route with several stiff climbs and is not for the beginner.  We will not be on a speed hike, but you should be confident that you can maintain a steady pace for four miles up steep ascents with minimal time for breaks in order to keep up with the group.

A moderate pace will get us to the Hike Inn around noon for relaxed lunch break of about 30 minutes.    Usually the Inn allows hikers to use their restrooms, but be prepared if that is not the case.  Sometimes they have drinks or desserts available in the dining room, and if you take one they appreciate a cash tip. 

After our break, we'll take the scenic Len Foote Hike Inn trail and descend to the parking lot.

Remember the $5.00 Cash for parking, or bring your State Parks annual pass. 

Required Items to Bring:

Water, snacks, lunch... clothing appropriate for the weather

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles as you prefer

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

DIRECTIONS from GA-400/ I-285 INTERCHANGE in N ATLANTA (Sandy Springs) to AMICALOLA FALLS STATE PARK  (about 60 miles or 90 minutes):

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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