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Amicalola Falls AT Approach to Hike Inn - Backpack Training Hike (18 lbs. Minimum)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola State Park - top of falls parking lot   Hike: Amicalola Falls AT Approach to Hike Inn - Backpack Training Hike (18 lbs. Minimum)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 21 2022  8:00 am >> Sat, May 21 2022 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, May 15 2022 11:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, May 21 2022 7:45 am
Event Duration:4 Hours, plus or minus
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:10 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes



   Itinerary is subject to change before and during event.   


This Backpack Training Hike is approximately 10 miles round trip with a short rest break at the Hike Inn.  Pace can vary depending on group, but expect around a moderate pace.  To participate and receive credit for this event, your pack weight should be at least 18 lbs. I plan to carry 32-35 lbs. Packs will be weighed at the beginning of the hike.  

 We will meet and start at the top of the falls at 8 AM (Plan to arrive a few minutes early for introductions and to weigh packs).  From the trailhead, we will hike the AT Approach trail for 4 miles, turn onto the Len Foote Trail, and hike to the Len Foote Hike Inn. We will take a short break at the Hike Inn and continue on the Len Foote Trail back to the top of the falls parking lot.

We will finish our peregrination on the trails noon-ish.

- Notes - 

It costs $5 per car to get into the park, unless one person in the car has a pass.

If you're not 100% sure you can keep up with the group hiking pace, please do not sign up for this event - no sweeper or coleader on this hike. There are other AOC weekday and weekend hikes which might be more suitable for your hiking abilities/pace.



Required Items to Bring:

Positive cheerful attitude
Good hiking or trail running shoes/boots
Water and snack
Clothing appropriate for weather conditions

Minimum 18 lb. pack

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From the Park & Ride we will go north on Georgia 400 past the outlet Mall to GA 136. Left on 136 till GA 52. Right until the park entrance. Once in the park, follow the signs to the parking above the waterfalls. 


Will this event occur rain or shine? Maybe

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

Cost Includes:

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

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