Amicalola Falls State Park, Appalachian Approach Trail

Ellijay, Georgia 30536

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 state park has seven short hiking trails totaling 4.5 miles and serves as the trailhead for two much longer hikes that leave the property and cross onto Chattahoochee National Forest lands. The featured hike is a long trek on the Appalachian Approach Trail."

Amicalola Falls State Park, Appalachian Approach Trail Reviews

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Trail Information

Ellijay
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
8.3
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge, 240 Amicalola Falls Park Rd., Dawsonville 30534; (706) 265-4703; www.gastate parks.org; www.georgia-atclub.org
Local Contacts
USGS Amicalola and Nimblewill; detailed trail map available at visitor center; USDA Forest Service map of Chattahoochee National Forest and Georgia section of Appalachian Trail.
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Aug 2018