Amicalola Falls State Park via Appalachian Trail

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Amicalola Falls State Park via Appalachian Trail is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Amicalola, Georgia that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. 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
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2139 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

bugs

The first mile of trail on the AT in Georgia.

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2 months ago

nice hike!

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4 months ago

great trail
It took 3.45 minutes each way.
total 16 miles from from the top of the falls to starting of Appalachian trial and back
not much of a scenic hike in the month of early April

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5 months ago

The approach trail to Springer Mt is a must. It gives you a good taste of what's ahead for the next few days, weeks , or even months for the chosen ones. Seeing that first white blaze makes it worth it as well. Hike on Hikers

hiking
6 months ago

My wife and I set out from Amicalola Falls on a Thursday around noon and reached The Springer Mountain Shelter close to 6:30 that evening. It was a very strenuous hike, but it made seeing the first white blaze on Springer all the more rewarding. We spent the night at the shelter, lost a little food to the mice, and enjoyed the company of some fellow hikers. We returned to Amicalola the next afternoon to round out a very enjoyable and strenuous hike. We went late August, so we made sure to get water at every water source we found (these are well marked and documented). The views weren't particularly spectacular until we reached the summit of Springer, but it's a wonderful hike nonetheless.

backpacking
7 months ago

tough in some slots but great views and landscape.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Only made it 5 miles this time , not bad for beginners

hiking
Tuesday, July 12, 2016