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Ellijay, Georgia Map

It was harder than I expected, but worth the effort. Narrow and steep in places. There are several overlooks. Beautiful hike overall.

You could drive up the gravel road and proceed for the last mile or two of the top of Springer Mountain. But I would recommend a longer hike at the bottom, as you proceed through the Woods, you will become surrounded by wildlife and the forest is a great feel.

Great hike. Plenty of water. Great views from Springer Mountain.

it was exciting to hike for the first time in Georgia. I only had time for a day hike so I just did Appalachian trail to Springer summit and then took the approach trail back to the hike Inn trail...then merged back to the approach trail and returned to the parking lot near Amicalola falls lodge, which by the way was wonderful!! it total the hike was 7 hours because of stopping at the hike Inn and breaks. 7:15 to 2:30 made a nice hike!

The falls were beautiful and can be seen from several different vantage points. We took our 3 boys and spent half a day enjoying the hike. Plenty of parking and a restroom available at the trail entrance.

1 month ago

Great hike out to the Inn. Gradual ascend, quiet and other hikers very friendly. It was great to be welcomed at the Inn with coffee or hot cocoa and snacks. Dinner was simply amazing. Was great to be 'disconnected' for a few days. Cell phone use is highly frowned upon so you really get a relaxation feel and good conversations and the tea room-esque design was gorgeous!

Taking the AT approach trail back to complete the loop was a little more strenuous but overall not too hard. Very well maintained pathway with many stop areas along the way.