AT Approach Trail/BMT to Owens Overlook - Sat, May 21 2022

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AT Approach Trail/BMT to Owens Overlook

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola Falls State Park   Hike: AT Approach Trail/BMT to Owens Overlook   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 21 2022  8:15 am >> Sat, May 21 2022 4:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, May 18 2022 4:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 20 2022 8:00 pm
Event Duration:8 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced
Distance:18 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Leigh B
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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: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Why stop at Springer Mountain?

The Appalachain Trail Approach Trail to Springer Mountain is an AOC staple... Why not go 1.5 miles further and enjoy the Owens Overlook on the BMT?

We will start at the top of the falls on the AT Approach Trail and make our way over Frosty Mountain and Springer Mountain where we will intersect the BMT and make our way to the Owens Overlook.  This overlook is too often overlooked, and it is quite nice. In fact, it is a great place to stop for lunch and enjoy the views, so, that is what we will do.

After lunch, we will retrace our steps back to our cars. We will NOT BE TAKING THE LEN FOOTE TRAIL to the lodge.

This is a difficult hike and we will be maintaining an average pace of 2.7 mph (high-moderate pace). Recent, high D5 or D6 experience is required to join the fun. Stops will be quick for water and snacks and a longer lunch stop on the overlook.  


Required Items to Bring:


Water, water and more water. Electrolyte drinks help too. 

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Sunscreen and hat

Hikng poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We will park at the Falls Overlook Parking area. Click here for location

There is a $5 fee to enter the park. Bring state pass. The park shop/office will not be open at 8am. 

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):102Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $40.80 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.


This event has been approved by the Director of Events. There is a backpack training event that begins 15 minutes earlier from the same trailhead which takes a different route. 


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