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Amicalola Falls State Park: Appalachian Approach Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Big decisions are made on this 8.1-mile path that runs from Amicalola Falls State Park to the beginning of the Appalachian Trail (AT ) at Springer Mountain. Many people intending to complete the entire AT get their first sobering dose of rugged backpacking on the Approach Trail. It is here that a good number of hikers realize they are not fit enough, have an overloaded pack, or lack the desire to walk all the way to Maine. If you’re considering an AT thru-hike, or if you’re just seeking a good backcountry trip, the Approach Trail will give you a good taste of the AT."
--Marcus Woolf, Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia (Wilderness Press).
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