Amicalola Falls State Park Appalachian Approach Trail

East Ellijay, Georgia 30539

Amicalola Falls State Park Appalachian Approach Trail

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."

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Trail Information

East Ellijay
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
16.2
Distance
4,340 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
8-10 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Amicalola Falls State Park and U.S. Forest Service, Blue Ridge District
Local Contacts
Appalachian Trail Conference Appalachian Trail map
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Aug 2018