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AT Approach Trail/BMT to Owens Overlook

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amilcalola Falls State Park   Hike: AT Approach Trail/BMT to Owens Overlook  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 2 2022  8:00 am >> Sat, Jul 2 2022 4:00 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Jun 19 2022 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 2 2022 6:00 am
Event Duration:8 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced
Distance:18 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
RonnyJ (Call me Ron)
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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: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Why stop at Springer Mountain?

The Applachain 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. We cannot slow the pace for this hike and we will not be making frequent stops for hikers to catch up. Stops will be quick for water and snacks and a lunch stop on the overlook.  


Required Items to Bring:


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

Recommended Items to Bring:
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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. 


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