NEW APPALACHIAN APPROACH TRAIL/BASE OF THE FALLS TRAIL - Member Hike

Hike Name: NEW APPALACHIAN APPROACH TRAIL/BASE OF THE FALLS TRAIL
Country: United States
State: Georgia
Nearby Town: Dawsonville
Rating: 5 stars
Directions: 15 miles northwest of Dawsonville on Ga. Hwy. 52. Take Hwy. 53 west to Hwy. 183 north to Hwy. 52 east.
Total Hike Distance: 8.50 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: welcome center of Amicalola falls state park
Trails Used: EW APPALACHIAN APPROACH TRAIL/BASE OF THE FALLS TRAIL
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Springs
Management: State Park Service
Contact Information: Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
280 Amicalola Falls State Park Road
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Best Season:
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: This hike starts at the welcome center of the Amicalola falls state park on a paved path to the base of the waterfall which then climbs up 600 stairs to the top of the waterfall. The trail then turns right and heads up the hill towards the lodge and the Len Foote Hike Inn. At approximately 2 miles you cross a small creek and a forest service road where you finally enter the national forest boundary and can then camp or you can continue to the black gap shelter which is approximately 1 mile from the top of Springer mountain where this trail officially ends and the Appalachian trail begins.

Hiker:

sadonna


10,850 points


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Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
NEW APPALACHIAN APPROACH TRAIL/BASE OF THE FALLS TRAIL - July 28, 2014 July 28, 2014 5 stars 2 days sadonna

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