Frosty Mountain Trail

Dawsonville, Georgia 30534

Frosty Mountain Trail

Frosty Mountain Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Frosty Mountain is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest, a short distance from Amicalola Falls State Park. To hike this loop in a counterclockwise direction, start at the Amicalola Falls visitor center and follow the blue-blazed Approach Trail for 1.1 miles to the top of Amicalola Falls near Amicalola Lodge. There is a parking area here that eliminates the 700-foot ascent if you wish to shorten this hike and make it easier.

From the lodge, the Approach Trail crosses the road at the 1.2-mile mark and enters the woods. After a short distance, it meets a yellow-blazed side trail at the 1.4-mile mark, on the right, which leads to the Len Foote Hike Inn. Begin a gradual ascent, winding northeast through a forest of hardwood trees."

Frosty Mountain Trail Reviews

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I did a somewhat modified version of this trail. I hiked from the top of the falls on the Hike Inn trail as outlined. This trail is wide, well groomed, and well blazed. I reached the Inn at lunch time. While they do not serve lunch, the manager was kind enough to tell me that there were biscuits, honey, and drinks set out in the dining room, and I took advantage. The last mile of the Hike Inn trail from the Inn to the AT apprach is the steepest of the entire loop. The approach trail is narrow, and poorly blazed, but easy enough to follow. When I got to the top of Frosty Mountain, rather than backtrack down the access road to the Hike Inn trail, I continued down the approach trial back to the park. The loop took a bit more than 4 hours total.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,633 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
6–8 hours
1,900 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,382 feet
Top Elevation
Amicalola Falls State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Nimblewill
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018