Amicalola River Trail

MODERATE 73 reviews

Amicalola River Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Dawsonville, GA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

2.3 miles 500 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

You must have a hunting license, fishing license, or GORP (Georgia Outdoor Recreation Pass) to enter.

hiking
6 days ago

If you remember this as a nice trail through the woods that trail has been destroyed by deforestation. 50% of the trail has been logged and all trees knocked down. Don't waste your time with this trail if you want a walk in the woods. Go to the falls and take the trail behind the ranger station to the top.

8 days ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

Wasn't as easy as 25 years ago. Plenty of rest stops, best on cool morning

1 month ago

The Trail is Poorly marked so you could very easily get lost!

1 month ago

They logged a lot of the trail and it was not free n in that stretch. Trail by the river was best part

hiking
2 months ago

After making my way from the visitor center, I walked up the first flight of winding steps to the bridge overlook, midway down the falls. There were plenty of cascades and vegetation on my ascent. After photographing the falls, I went up another (slightly steeper) set of stairs to the top of the falls overlook.

If you'd rather, you can take the car up the road to the top of the falls- But, that's not as fun.

2 months ago

3 months ago

Great trail... kicked my old tired butt.... beautiful and busy with lots of people

4 months ago

The trail is being logged right now so it's pretty much impassible. Was on it 2 weeks ago and it was beautiful. Hopefully they will restore the trail

4 months ago

We went in the wrong trail at first. But we loved it the most.

walking
5 months ago

good trail.

6 months ago

6 months ago

Great!

fly fishing
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing views and the falls were great. Try to go within a few days of a good rain.

7 months ago

WAY too many steps but the view was awesome!

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

The waterfall is a gorgeous view. We did the Loop Trail and the Stairs up to the midway point. Stairs are strenuous but the loop trail has a nice recycled tire walkway most of the way. Great woodsy views.