Amicalola Falls State Park Travel Guide

  • AT Archway
    AT Archway
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  • Amicalola Falls from Footbridge
    Amicalola Falls from Footbridge
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  • West Ridge Staircase
    West Ridge Staircase
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Amicalola Falls State Park Things to Do

  • Amicalola Falls

    At 729 feet, Amicalola Falls is the highest waterfall in Georgia and one of the highest waterfalls in the eastern United States. Located in a state park, access to the falls is easy with paved roads leading to the falls and even up to the top. The park visitor center is located immediately upon entering the park. The Appalachian Approach Trail...

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  • The Falls

    This state park, an hour north of Atlanta, is known for two things. One is the 729 ft waterfall (one of the 7 wonders of Georgia). It's the highest waterfall in Georgia and from at least one source, it's the highest cascding waterfall in the US east of the Mississippi River. A few miles up from the visitors center there is a parking lot just below...

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  • Shortcut to Springer Mountain

    If you're lazy or if you don't have much time (I'd like to say my case was the latter) you can get much closer the start of the Appalachian trail at the top of Springer mountain by car. It is about a 45 min drive (last 6 miles is a dirt road) from Amicalola Falls State Park. There's a parking spot next to the Appalachian trail, 0.9 miles from its...

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Amicalola Falls State Park Restaurants

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    by goingsolo Written Jul 12, 2004

    The Hike Inn serves family style dinner each night and breakfast each morning. The food is pretty simple, but after hiking so many miles, it seemed really good to us.

    Len Foote Hike Inn

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Amicalola Falls State Park Local Customs

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    by goingsolo Written Jul 12, 2004

    The Springer Mountain summit is the southern terminus of the Appalacian Trail. Springer Mountain is either the beginning or end of the trail, depending on whether you are hiking north to south or south to north. The Appalacian trail is over 2,000 miles long and runs from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mount Katahdin, Maine. This plaque on Springer Mountain marks the official start, or end, of the Appalacian trail.

    Appalacian Trail

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  • Two trails

    The Appalacian Approach Trail and the Hike Inn Trail begin as the same trail. After about a mile, the trails split and the Hike Inn trail leads 4 more miles to the Inn.

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  • Views

    The Appalacian approach trail is 8.3 miles from Amicalola Falls State Park to the summit of Springer mountain. The trees are dense in most areas, but in some spots there are openings where you can see the 3 and 4,000 foot mountains in the area,

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  • Appalacian Trail

    This plaque is located on the summit of Springer Mountain, the southern entry point for the Appalacian trail. From here, it is over 2,000 miles to the northern terminus of the trail, on Mount Katahdin in Maine.

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