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Amicalola Falls with 425 Stairs

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola State Park Visitor Center   Hike: Amicalola Falls with 425 Stairs  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 9 2014  6:00 am >> Sat, Aug 9 2014 2:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Aug 6 2014 7:15 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Aug 9 2014 6:00 am
Event Duration:8 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:12 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Myra Kincaid
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:9
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Let's hike the lovely Amicalola Falls!  This is a relatively modest hike and we will start at the Visitor's Center with about 425 stairs to the top of the falls and the start of the trail.  We will keep a moderate, but steady pace with a few brief stops hiking to the Len Foote Inn for a snack/lunch break as well as a restroom break.  

The Inn does not serve lunch to day hikers but sometimes have some dessert or fruit that you can take in exchange for tips to the Inn’s staff.  This is not a guarantee, so be sure to bring your own lunch.  They will have hot water, tea bags, and other drinks that you can pay for with tips.  Also, pack out all trash brought in.

Restrooms are available at the start of the trail.

There is a $5 Amicalola Falls State Park Fee unless you display an annual pass.


The trip leader(s) reserves the right to remove anyone from the list who they feel may not be able to handle the hike.


Required Items to Bring:

- Comfortable hiking Shoes or Boots

- Water and Snacks/Lunch

- Clothing appropriate for weather conditions

-Cash for driver for Carpool and State Park Fee

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

1.  Head GA-400 North till the end of 400
2.  Turn Left off GA-400 onto GA-136 and follow it westward about 17.3 miles.
3.  Bear Right onto GA-183 (a.k.a. Elliott Pkwy) for about 1.1 miles.
4.  Bear Right onto GA-52 East and go 1. miles.
Turn Left onto Amicalola Falls State Park Rd, at the park entrance.

6.  Continue northward just 0.2 mile to the State Park Visitor Center on your right.

7. Turn Left right before the Visitor Center parking lot and head up the hill to the trail head.

8. Turn Right at the sign for parking at the trailhead. 

For those with GPS, below is an address to the Visitor's Center, but please note, we will start at the trailhead as indicated above.

418 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534


Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):92Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $36.80 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.

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

Cost Includes:

$5 State Park Fee per vehicle unless you have an annual park pass

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