Amicalola Falls State Park, Appalachian Approach Trail

Dahlonega, Georgia 30533

Amicalola Falls State Park, Appalachian Approach Trail

Amicalola Falls State Park, Appalachian Approach Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Amicalola, a Cherokee word meaning “tumbling waters,” perfectly describes Amicalola Falls. Formed by Little Amicalola Creek plunging 729 feet in several cascades, it is the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River and serves as the centerpiece of an 829-acre park.

The Appalachian Approach Trail begins as you walk through the attractive stone archway behind the visitor center. The blue-blazed trail climbs about 1,000 feet to the parking area above the falls."

Amicalola Falls State Park, Appalachian Approach Trail Reviews

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4/14/2003
THIS IS A VERY SHORT TRAIL. LOTS OF DIFFERENT PLANTS. AN EXCELLENT PLACE FOR BIRD WATCHING. AN EXCELLENT PLACE FOR A SHORT WALK IN THE WOODS.
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6/1/2002
A very easy walk, with the most challenge being the steps. A spectacular array of wildflowers; Spotted Trillium,Wild Ginger,Dutchman's Pipe,Mayflower,and some of the oldest Yellow Poplars in the area. Quite beautiful from any perspective, not just a photographer's.
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Trail Information

Dahlonega
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
8.3
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
Easy to Difficult
Skill Level
About 5 hours
Duration
Mar–Dec
Season
USGS Amicalola and Nimblewill
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Jul 2018