Amicalola Falls State Park Trails

Dawsonville, Georgia 30534

Amicalola Falls State Park Trails

Amicalola Falls State Park Trails Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Amicalola Falls State Park Trails Reviews

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4/12/2012
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.
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Trail Information

Dawsonville
Nearby City
4.1
Distance
821 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
3 to 4 hours
Duration
All year
Season
USGS Nimblewell
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