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.
You must have a hunting license, fishing license, or GORP (Georgia Outdoor Recreation Pass) to enter.
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.
Wasn't as easy as 25 years ago. Plenty of rest stops, best on cool morning
The Trail is Poorly marked so you could very easily get lost!
They logged a lot of the trail and it was not free n in that stretch. Trail by the river was best part
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.
Great trail... kicked my old tired butt.... beautiful and busy with lots of people
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
We went in the wrong trail at first. But we loved it the most.
Amazing views and the falls were great. Try to go within a few days of a good rain.
WAY too many steps but the view was awesome!
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.