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Sunday Hike-Amicalola-Len Foote Hike Inn




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola State Park - Top of the Falls parking lot   Hike: Sunday Hike-Amicalola-Len Foote Hike Inn  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Mar 27 2022  11:00 am >> Sun, Mar 27 2022 4:30 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Mar 25 2022 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Mar 27 2022 8:30 am
Event Duration:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:11 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Victor
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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: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

Come join us to visit Amicalola Falls. We will hike from the top of the Falls to the beautiful Hike Inn.

This is a loop hike at a moderate pace.  We will stop and wait for slower hikers at Frosty Mountain (the highest elevation of the hike) and at the turn from the AT Approach Trail onto the Hike Inn Trail.

We will start our hike from the parking lot on top of the falls at 11:00 and will hike the AT Approach Trail northward for 5 miles with a short stop at Frosty Mountain. This trail has a lot of ups and downs, but mostly ups, and some of the ups are steep.  We then continue AT approach to Len Foote hike Inn trail and hike a mile to the Len Foote Hike Inn. 

We will stop at the Inn to look around and eat our lunch in the dining hall there.  The Inn does not serve lunch to day hikers, but they will sometimes have some dessert or fruit that you can take in exchange for a donation. This is not a guarantee, so be sure to bring your own lunch.  They will have ice tea, lemonade, hot water, tea, hot chocolate, and coffee that you can have for a small donation.

From the Inn, we will continue back 5.5 miles southward to the top of the Falls via the Len Foote Trail. 

Please be aware that there is a $5.00 GA DNR parking fee per vehicle at Amicalola Falls State Park unless you display an annual pass.


Required Items to Bring:

Your smiles!

- Comfortable hiking Shoes or Boots
- Water and Snacks/Lunch
- Clothing appropriate for weather conditions

-Cash for driver and park fee 

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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 17.3 miles.
3.  Bear Right onto GA- 183 (a.k.a. Elliott Pkwy) and go about 1.1 miles.
4.  Bear Right onto GA-52 East and go 1.6 miles.
5.  Turn Left onto Amicalola Falls State Park Rd, at the park entrance.

6.  Continue northward just 0.2 mile to the State Park Visitor Center on your right.  We will meet parking lot on top of the Falls at 10:45.

GPS and GOOGLE.COM/MAPS USERS may wish to augment the above directions by entering the Visitor Center's street Address or Lat/Lon coordinates as your destination:
  418 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534
   34.55782,-84.24957


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

Cost Includes:

There is a $5 GA DNR parking fee per vehicle, payable at Amicalola Falls State Park unless you display an annual pass.


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