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Len Foote Hike Inn Overnight --- 50% off

The Basics:
Event Type:Overnight
Event Location: Amicalola State Park, Dawsonville GA   Overnight: Len Foote Hike Inn Overnight --- 50% off  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Aug 19 2024  10:00 am >> Wed, Aug 21 2024 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Feb 19 2024 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 19 2024 10:00 am
Event Duration:2 Days 2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Sue M.
Memphis Russ
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Member Cost:$10.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 20 / 9 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


If you enjoy hiking but prefer a soft bed, hot showers, and great food instead of camping, the Hike Inn is for you. The Inn is accessible only by foot over a moderate 4.7 mile trail which begins at the top falls.  This beautiful trail has many spots to enjoy the views.  We will be hiking at a D2 moderate pace.  This is NOT a fitness hike.     

At the time of this posting the Inn has plenty of rooms available but it will go quickly as the rates are 50% off.  The reduced rate is $75.00 per night for a single and $100.00 per night for a double  plus tax.    

----NOTE-----Signing up on this AOC site does not reserve a room for you.  You must reserve your own room.  You will not pay the AOC.  You will pay the Hike Inn directly and are bound by their cancellation policy.  Cancellations must be made seven days in advance of a reservation for a refund.  A $10 per room cancellation fee will be applied to all cancellations.  To make your reservation visit: 

The Hike Inn ( and click reservations.  We will be checking in on Monday August 19 and checking out on Wednesday August 21.   

If you would like a roommate please reach out to me and I can let you know if anyone has expressed a desire to share a room.  If you sign up for a single and later decide you want to room with someone you will have to call the Inn for the change.  You cannot do that change online.  Call me if you have questions about this.   

WHAT TO EXPECT.....The hike up is approx 4.7 miles.  Day 2 you can relax at the Inn or there is a group hiking to Springer Mountain which is 8.8 miles round trip.  Springer Mountain is the start of the AT.  Day 3 we will hike back out 4.7 miles the way we came leaving after breakfast.  

The Inn has comfy bunkbeds and a clean bathhouse with hot showers.  The Inn will provide sheets, pillows, towels, wash cloths and hair dryers.  You will need to bring your own toiletries. 

Cell phones are discouraged.  This is a great time to unplug and relax. 

The rates include family style dinners and breakfasts.  A typical dinner menu is meat and veggies, salad, bread and a homemade dessert.   Breakfasts are hearty which usually include eggs, grits, bacon or sausage.   I believe you can order vegetarian meals or any dietary issues you have at the time you make your reservation.  If not, please call the Inn in advance to let them know.  Do not wait until you get there.  They will not be able to cook just for you.  They do not serve lunch but lunch is available for $12.  We will be ordering lunch during the dinner hour.   

Educational and entertaining programs are conducted in the Sunrise Room after dinner most evenings. Programs consist of everything from worm composting to storytelling. Books and games are also available. The Sunrise Room (as you would expect from the name!) is an excellent place to observe the sunset in the evening and the sunrise in the morning.

WHERE TO MEET.........We will be meeting in the Len Foote parking lot at 9:50a.m on Monday August 19.     NOTE.... you must go to the Visitors Center after you enter the park and check in.  They will give us maps on where to park.  Be prepared to give them your license plate #.  Then drive to the parking lot and we will be on the trail at 10:30a.m.  Please allow yourself enough time to check in at the Visitors Center and drive to the parking lot. 

Required Items to Bring:

change of clothes
any personal items you may need
$5.00 for State park parking unless you have a State Parking Pass. 

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

snacks, camera, book or kindle
water for the hike up.   You can refill your water bottle at the Inn for the hike out. 
Cash or credit card to purchase items in the lobby.  They sell shirts, hats, etc

Cash to leave for a tip.  The hourly staff works hard to make us comfortable.  There is a tip container in the lobby and one in the dining room.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We are meeting at the Visitors Center at Amicalola Falls State Park at 10a.m. 

Physical address of the park is:

418 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534

You can also click on the blue and green icon at the top of this page for a zoomable map 


Lodging, park pass fees and fee for lunch at the inn are to be paid by the participants.  The only cost that the AOC will collect is an administrative fee of $10.00.  

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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$10.00/Person
Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the AOC on Fri, Jul 19 2024.
Make a Payment:Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.

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

$10.00 must be remitted via Pay Pal to the Atlanta Ourdoor Club no later than July 19th.  If you need to cancel you must do so prior to July 19th in order to receive a $10.00 refund.  After July 19th there are no refunds.   

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