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Amicalola Falls to Len Foote Hike Inn Loop Hike
|Event Location:||Amicalola State Park - Lodge Parking Lot|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Jan 28 2023 9:30 am >> Sat, Jan 28 2023 4:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 8:30 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Jan 24 2023 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Jan 27 2023 11:59 pm|
|Event Duration:||6 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Bob Bunner|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Enjoy a classic loop hike to the Hike Inn. Due to construction at the top of Amicalola Falls, we'll meet at the Lodge Parking lot. It's a big parking lot, but we'll meet at the end closest to the trailhead. To get there, drive up the hill to the Lodge and then continue left around the Zipline until you reach the last parking spaces. We'll meet there at 9:30 a.m.
We will begin our hike on the "Approach Trail" for 4.5 miles. There are some steep and relatively long ascents on this portion of our hike. I ask that you be able to hike a moderate pace on these uphill portions. It's not fair to others who sign up for this event expecting a moderate pace to wait around for someone who has to go slow.
After about 4.5 miles, we will take the junction to the Hike Inn, which is approximately 1 mile. Bring a lunch to enjoy in the dining room or outside in one of the adirondack chairs. The dining room has a variety of hot and cold beverages and some snacks like fruit or cookies. The Hike Inn does not "charge" you for these items, but they have a donation box so you can contribute the amount that you think these items are worth. We'll probably spend 30 minutes at the Hike Inn, although you may have less time if you are a slower hiker.
The return hike on the Hike Inn trail is about 5 miles to the parking lot. This section is not quite as steep as the Approach Trail, but you will have some relatively long ascents.
There is a $5 GA DNR parking fee per vehicle at Amicalola Falls State Park unless you display an annual pass.
|How to Get There:|
DIRECTIONS from GA-400/ I-285 INTERCHANGE in N ATLANTA (Sandy Springs) to AMICALOLA FALLS STATE PARK (about 60 miles or 90 minutes):
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|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||104Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:30 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
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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.|
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There is a $5 GA DNR parking fee per vehicle, payable at Amicalola Falls State Park unless you display an annual pass.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.