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AT Approach: Amicalola Waterfalls to Springer Mountain & Back (7:30 AM Start)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola State Park - Top of Amicalola Falls Parking Lot
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 4 2023  7:30 am >> Sat, Mar 4 2023 1:30 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Feb 23 2023 10:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Mar 4 2023 7:15 am
Event Duration:6 Hours - plus or minus
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:16 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes




For new members and/or members without recent D5 hiking related experience, please email the trip leader explaining your recent long distance hiking experience and hiking pace.  Please don't take it personal, but you may be moved to the waiting list until we hear back from you and approve you for this hike.  We want everyone to have an enjoyable and fun hiking experience.


Looking for a simple Saturday hike that is invigorating, fun, scenic, and not a far drive away or an all day event?  If so, join us for this 16 mile loop hike to Springer Mountain and back!  

 We will plan to start the hike at 7:30 AM from the top of the Amicalola Falls parking lot and hike the 'AT' Approach to Springer Mountain and back.  We will only plan on super short breaks and a quick 5-10 minute break at the top of Springer to view the surrounding mountains  and snap a group pic.  We will plan to hike at a moderate pace. 

On our way back, we will pass by the Len Foote Hike Inn for a 5 - 10 minute break.  We will continue down the Len Foote Trail to the car parking lot.  We should be back in Atlanta early afternoon depending on group's hiking speed.





Please plan on bringing a  snack to eat during the hike and enough water to drink. 

Itinerary is subject to change before and during event.

Finish time is only an estimate and based on several factors - hiking speed, breaks, etc.

There will not be a sweeper on this hike so if you don't think you can keep up with the group hiking speed, this may not be the hike for you.

If you're a Garmin user, please join our 'Atlanta Outdoor Club (AOC) Garmin Users' group to connect with other AOC Garmin users and track your activity. Join us at: https://connect.


Required Items to Bring:

Positive and motivated attitude
Good hiking shoes or boots
Water bottle/hydration pack and snack 
Hiking gear appropriate for the trail and weather conditions

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

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Go north on Georgia 400 past the outlet Mall to GA 136. Left on 136 till GA 52. Right until the park entrance. From the entrance, make a left turn when you see the visitors center and continue up to the top of Amicalola Falls parking lot next to the top of the falls. We will gather at the top of the waterfalls (Not the Lodge) parking lot. 


Will this event occur rain or shine? Maybe

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

Cost Includes:

$5.00 State Park Fee unless you have an annual park pass

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