Amicalola Falls State Park Trails

Dawsonville, Georgia

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1 Review
5 out of 5
The park’s name, “Amicalola,” is taken from the Cherokee word for “tumbling waters,” an apt description for the 729-foot falls (highest east of the Mississippi River) created when the waters of Little Amicalola Creek cascade from high above a wooded valley. The park features miles of trails, scenic views, campgrounds and picnic areas, a mountaintop hotel, and the state’s only hike-in lodge (the Len Foote Hike Inn). Amicalola Falls State Park may be best known as a terminal point for hikers traveling the 2,100-mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail (AT) that begins on Springer Mountain north of the park.
Best Hikes Near Atlanta

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Best Hikes Near Atlanta

by Ren and Helen Davis (Falcon Guides)

The park’s name, “Amicalola,” is taken from the Cherokee word for “tumbling waters,” an apt description for the 729-foot falls (highest east of the Mississippi River) created when the waters of Little Amicalola Creek cascade from high above a wooded valley.

The park features miles of trails, scenic views, campgrounds and picnic areas, a mountaintop hotel, and the state’s only hike-in lodge (the Len Foote Hike Inn). Amicalola Falls State Park may be best known as a terminal point for hikers traveling the 2,100-mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail (AT) that begins on Springer Mountain north of the park.

©  Ren and Helen Davis/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Dawsonville
Distance: 4.1
Elevation Gain: 821 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Season: All year
Local Maps: USGS Nimblewell
Driving Directions: Directions to Amicalola Falls State Park Trails

Recent Trail Reviews

4/12/2012
0

Payoff is big with effort to see falls and surrounding vistas. Gateway to trailhead for AT. Be prepared to climb and bring your camera. Crowded area with tourists, but once on the trail peaceful, tranquil, refreshing. If planning on driving forest roads (in area) make sure your vehicle has ample clearance to navigate dirt roads with several holes and knobby terrain.



Trail Photos

Keep Me Informed

Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.

Sign me up!

We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.

Activity Feed

Apr 2018