Amicacola Falls Trail

MODERATE 153 reviews

Amicacola Falls Trail is a 2.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Dawsonville, Georgia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
836 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

This is a track from the bottom of amicacola falls to the top. From there up to the AT approach trail and back. Fun loop for all. Well marked and the falls are beautiful!

hiking
5 days ago

So nice :)

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10 days ago

nice trail my 6 & 7 year olds made it to the top and back down no problem

hiking
10 days ago

Don't get me wrong the falls and the views were amazing. But the amount of people there ruins it all. If you love nature and finding the serenity in it then this is not the spot to go. It was a constant battle ducking and dodging people moving side to side to let people take there family portraits. Way to trafficked for my liking but it still is a beautiful place.

hiking
10 days ago

Lots of steps! Definitely a good cardio workout. The waterfall was so pretty and the view from the top was awesome. I saw dogs but was glad we didn't bring ours. The steps are kind of like iron grates and I think it might not feel good on their feet. Bigger dogs might do better but it'd be rough for a small to medium dog in my opinion. But...great for people!

10 days ago

Nice trail. Lots of steps. Amazing view of the waterfall!

11 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

18 days ago

did this trail 3 days ago and it was amazing. if you enjoy the sounds of flowing water, then this is the hike for you. even though this was a weekday, there were a good amount of people here. however, I was able to get that "secluded" feeling on the mtn. laurel loop part of the trail. the falls themselves are one of the most beautiful, natural sights I have ever seen. GREAT day hike destination with lots of "comfort" amenities.

21 days ago

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walking
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24 days ago

The trail is tough but the falls and staircase are gorgeous.

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is a perfect starter for anyone interested in hiking. My Husky pretty much pulled me through the entire thing, up and back down. The view at the top is spectacular and the campsites are very clean with lots of space with power and water (creature comforts). Be wary of taking your dog on the stairs though. They're metal grates and your pup's toes/paws may get injured during the climb. We used the ground path for both directions.

If you're just doing the hike up to the top of the falls and back, there's no need to bring a big pack with a bunch of gear in it. A bottle of water and a Nutrigrain bar are more than enough to suffice the trip.

Don't forget to stop by and check out the Trout habitat at the top of the falls. Bring some polarized sunglasses so you can see the fish in the water.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous falls and the loop is a fun hike.