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Amicalola Waterfall Climb & Len Foote Combo (D5)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola Falls State Park   Hike: Amicalola Waterfall Climb & Len Foote Combo (D5)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Mar 5 2023  9:15 am >> Sun, Mar 5 2023 3:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Feb 27 2023 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Mar 4 2023 6:00 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:11.5 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: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


The elevation gain, pace, and distance give this hike a difficulty rating of D5. You'll need recent AOC D4/D5 experience to participate.

Please join us for a scenic hike at Amicalola Falls combining a climb up the 602 stairs next to the falls with a loop hike to the Len Foote Inn (aka Hike Inn). This may be one of the last weekends to see the falls and the surrounding mountains with a mostly unimpeded view.

Estimated elevation gain is 3,000 feet, and we'll do about 11.5 miles. We'll hike at a moderate pace as a group with brief water breaks along the way, along with a 20-30 minute lunch break at the inn.

We'll meet at the reflecting pool at the base of the falls. (34.56334, -84.24690). There isn't an organized carpool but feel free to contact others about ride sharing.

NOTE: The estimated duration of the hike is a best guess. Please be flexible on time.

Required Items to Bring:


- Hiking footwear

- Plenty of fluids

Recommended Items to Bring:
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- Hiking poles

- Packed lunch or snack

- Cash for $5 park entrance fee if you don't have a state park pass

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We will meet at the base of the falls in the circular parking lot next to the reflecting pool. Approximate coordinates are 34.56334, -84.24690. The entrance to the park is at the intersection of GA Highway 52 and Amicalola Falls State Park Road. See the top of this event description for a map link.


There is a $5 per vehicle entrance fee at Amicalola Falls State Park without a valid Georgia state park pass.

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

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

We'll likely reschedule the hike if there's a high probability of rain.