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Springer Mountain Loop (Advanced Hikers)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola Falls State Park   Hike: Springer Mountain Loop (Advanced Hikers)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Mar 23 2023  9:00 am >> Thu, Mar 23 2023 4:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Mar 20 2023 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Mar 23 2023 11:59 pm
Event Duration:7 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:17 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Bob Bunner
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


ADVANCED HIKERS ONLY- 17 mile roundtrip dayhike.

Come join us for a challenging dayhike as we hike to Springer Mountain via the Approach Trail. This 8.1 mile trail starts at the top of Amicalola Falls and contains several steep climbs before we reach the summit and the official start of the Appalachain Trail.  We'll take about a 20 min lunch before turning back and hiking the same trail we came in on. At the trail junction for the Hike Inn trail, we'll hike until we reach the Inn where we'll stop for a short break before hiking back to the top of the falls parking area.  The return trip is about 9 miles for a total distance of around 17 miles.

We are planning to hike at a moderate pace with only a few breaks and a short lunch period. This would be a great training hike for those wanting a good workout or who are training for longer treks or bigger peaks.

If you sign up for this event, your TL's may contact you to make sure you have the fitness level to keep up with the group.  You will need to have some recent D5 hike/backpack events under your belt.  Please understand that we would be doing this for everyone's benefit.

Required Items to Bring:
  • 2 to 3 L. of water
  • Lunch
  • Good hiking shoes or boots
  • Trail Snacks
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Rain jacket
Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Amicalola Falls State Park
418 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd
Dawsonville , GA 30534

GPS Coordinates:
N 34.554766 | W 084.260016


 We are meeting at the top of the falls parking lot.  There is a $5 state park entry fee.

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

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

This hike will occur rain or shine, but not in severe weather.