Amicalola - AT approach - Hike Inn loop - Sat, Jul 21 2012

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Amicalola - AT approach - Hike Inn loop

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola State Park - top of falls parking lot   Hike:  Amicalola - AT approach - Hike Inn loop  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 21 2012  9:15 am >> Sat, Jul 21 2012 2:15 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:45 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Jul 11 2012 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 20 2012 12:00 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:11 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:14
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 14 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Beginning at the trailhead above the falls, we will hike the AT Approach trail for 4 miles. We will turn onto the Len Foote Trail and hike a mile to Len Foote Hike Inn, where we will stop for a break and to eat a snack/lunch. We will return by completing the loop via the Len Foote trail. We should be back in Atlanta by the mid afternoon.

The hike is approximately 11 miles round trip with a moderate hiking speed and only a few rest breaks. It also has above-average elevation gains. Fast hikers are welcome, but they should wait for the rest of the group at the junctions (unless they know their way very well). You still have to be in shape to do this hike and the Trip Leaders reserve the right to remove anyone from the list who they feel cannot handle it or without recent D4 hiking experience.

Please plan on bringing a snack since we will be dropping by the Len Foote Inn for a break. The Inn will sometimes have some bread, cookies or fruit that you can take in exchange for tips for the Inn employees.  They will have iced tea, lemonade and other drinks. Please don't drink their drinks or eat their food without leaving a proper tip.

There is a $5 parking fee paid at the gate when you come in to Amicalola State Park.


7:45 carpool departs

9:00 carpool arrives, meet at event folks arrive, check in

* we've got 15 minutes to arrive, get checked in and meet our new friends *

9:15 hike departs

2:00 (approximate) we arrive back at the cars

3:15 (approximate) carpool arrives back at Park and Ride


Required Items to Bring:

Positive and motivated attitude
Good hiking shoes
water and snacks/lunch
Clothing appropriate for weather conditions

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

rain geear

epi pen or ashtma inhaler

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From the Park & Ride we will go north on Georgia 400 past the outlet Mall to GA 136. Left on 136 till GA 52. Right until the park entrance. Once in the park, follow the signs to the parking above the falls.  There will be a bathroom there also.


It's the first left you can make in the parking lot and you'll cross a brdige and then climb and follow the signs to the top of the falls to your right. There is three tiered parking available with the top tier having the restroom building and the trailhead for the Hike Inn Trail.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):104Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:45 am
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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.


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.