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Scenic Len Foote Lodge Trail




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola Falls State Park   Hike: Scenic Len Foote Lodge Trail  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Sep 30 2022  8:15 am >> Fri, Sep 30 2022 1:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:15 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Sep 21 2022 5:29 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Sep 29 2022 5:30 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:11 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Mark 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: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

This is the rescheduling of an event. Spectacular scenery awaits along the trail from Amicalola Falls to the Len Foote Hike Inn! This early, it should be cool when we start out, so you may want to carry a light jacket.

We'll start at the top of the falls parking lot and take the Len Foote Trail to the Hike Inn.  This hike is less challenging than taking the Appalachian Approach Trail to the Len Foote Lodge, but it does have climbs though not as long and steep as those on the Approach Trail. Along the way, we will ascend 2200 vertical feet.  We will not be on a speed hike, but you should be confident that you can maintain a steady pace up steep ascents with minimal time for breaks in order to keep up with the group.

A moderate pace will get us to the Hike Inn around 10:30 AM for a break. Usually, the Hike Inn allows hikers to use their restrooms but be prepared if that is not the case.  Sometimes drinks and snacks are available in the dining room, and if you take one they appreciate a cash tip. 

After our break, we'll return by the same route using the scenic Len Foote Hike Inn trail. Along the way, we may stop for a lunch break or snacks.

Option to carpool or meet at the event.  Remember the $5.00 fee for parking, or bring your State Parks annual pass.  


Required Items to Bring:

- Hiking Shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather. Light jacket for our start.              

- Water, lunch, snacks..  $5.00 for parking, plus either Venmo or cash for carpool

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

hiking poles as you prefer


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 12 miles.
3.  Bear Right onto GA- 342  (Bailey Waters Rd) and go about 3.6 miles.
4.  Turn Left onto GA-52 East and go about 3.9 miles.
5.  Turn Right onto Amicalola Falls State Park Rd, at the park entrance.

6.  After paying for parking at the park entrance or the ranger station, take a left at the ranger station and the road will climb steeply - turn right to find the top of the falls.  There are two parking lots at the top of the falls, and the trailhead is located next to the upper parking lot.  There is a restroom at the upper parking lot as well as at the ranger station below.

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

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):104Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:15 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $41.60 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.

Notes:

Check this link to view my All Trails map of our route. 

https://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/map-september-21-2022-6693a7a?u=i


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