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Day Hike at Amicalola Falls - Springer to Hike Inn Loop

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola Falls State Park   Hike: Day Hike at Amicalola Falls - Springer to Hike Inn Loop  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 31 2022  9:00 am >> Sun, Jul 31 2022 3:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Jul 25 2022 2:20 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 30 2022 9:00 am
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:10.5 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: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Join us for a classic AOC hike at Amicalola Falls, starting from the top of the falls. We will keep a moderate pace for this hike so we don't get too apart and we can get home for other evening activities. 

This is not a beginners hike, so if you do not have D4 experience you may get a call from me or be removed from the event. 

Starting at the lot at the top of the falls/steps, we will head up the Springer/AT Approach trail up up up the hill and then turn right onto the Len Foote Trail to the Hike Inn. This will be the place to have your snack or lunch before we finish the hike. Before the pandemic we could go inside and get water and eat at the tables and hopefully we can still do this depending on their current rules.. For a small tip, there are usually leftover treats to be tasted, water and lemonade.  Just in case the they do not want us to come inside, bring all that you need for your food and beverages. After a brief respite and maybe a Bio-break, we will finish the 5.5 mile hike down the Hike Inn Trail to the top of the falls.  

Please arrive at top of the falls lot at 8:45am so we have time to assemble.   If you decide to park at the visitors center and do the 425 steps from the bottom of the falls, give your self time to make the long walk up (an extra mile).

Hike start - 9:00am

Hike end - 3:00pm ish

***While there is no official carpool, if you know someone on the list well enough, feel free to ride share***

Required Items to Bring:

Tested hiking shoes or boots

Water, 2-3L with refills possibly available at the Inn

Snacks or lunch

Clothing layers appropriate for weather

Money for parking, fee is $5 for the state park unless you have a GA State Park pass (they are for sale at the visitor center when you drive in).

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Sun/Bug protection

Cold beverages

Hiking poles


Tip money if there are leftover snacks at the Inn


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

While we do not have plans for a carpool feel free to buddy up for the drive if you know someone on the list. For time purposes, it takes about 1.5 hours to drive from Mansell Park and Ride to the park entrance.

From Mansell Park and Ride head north on GA 400 past the Outlet Mall to GA 136.

Left on GA 136 to GA 52.

Turn left on 52 and follow to the park entrance on the right.

We will meet at the lot at the top of falls where the top of the stairs comes out..

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

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