Hiking Trails in Amicalola Falls State Park


Hiking Trails in Amicalola Falls State Park

Amicalola Falls State Park in northern Georgia is nothing short of spectacular. The highlight being the 729 feet Amicalola Falls which is the tallest cascading waterfall in the Southeast. There are several ways to take in the beauty of the falls ranging from an accessible path to a tougher hike to the base of the falls. Amicalola Falls State Park is also where all northbound Appalachian Trail thru-hikers start. The 8.5 mile New Appalachian Approach Trail leads to Springer Mountain which is the southern terminus of the A.T. Many visitors also make the beautiful 5 mile trek into the Len Foote Hike Inn, which is Georgia’s only backcountry lodge. The park has a lodge in addition to the Len Foote Hike Inn Lodge and also has a campground for folks looking to pitch a tent or park the RV. Amicalola Falls is one of Georgia’s most popular state parks with visitors coming from all over the country, if you plan on an extended stay in the park it’s in your best interest to make reservations. There are more than 12 miles of hiking trails in Amicalola Falls State Park, click on any of the trails below for a full hiking guide.

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Hiking Trails in Amicalola Falls State Park

Hiking Trails in Amicalola Falls State Park

Amicalola Falls Spring Trail

0.5 (miles)

 Very Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Georgia

Spring Trail is a very easy hike in Amicalola Falls State Park near Atlanta. This trail is kid friendly and dog friendly.

Amicalola Falls Creek Trail

0.6 (miles)

 Very Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Georgia

Creek Trail is a very easy hike in Amicalola Falls State Park near Atlanta, Georgia. This trail is kid friendly and dog friendly.

Old Appalachian Approach Trail

1 (miles)

 Very Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Georgia

Old Appalachian Approach Trail is a very easy hike in Amicalola Falls State Park near Atlanta. This trail is kid friendly and dog friendly.

Mountain Laurel Loop Trail (AFSP)

1 (miles)

 Very Easy

Loop

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Georgia

Mountain Laurel Loop Trail is a very easy hike in Amicalola Falls State Park near Atlanta. This trail is kid friendly and dog friendly.

Base of the Falls Trail (AFSP)

1 (miles)

 Very Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Georgia

Base of the Falls Trail is a very easy hike in Amicalola Falls State Park near Atlanta, Georgia. This hike is kid friendly and dog friendly.

New Appalachian Approach Trail

7.5 (miles)

 Moderate

Out & Back

 (Elev. Δ - ft)

Georgia

New Appalachian Approach Trail is a very easy hike in Amicalola Falls State Park near Atlanta. This trail is kid friendly and dog friendly.

West Ridge Falls Access Trail

0.3 (miles)

 Very Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Georgia

West Ridge Falls Access Trail is a very easy ADA accessible hike in Amicalola Falls State Park near Atlanta. This hike is kid and dog friendly.

Lodge Fitness Loop Trail (AFSP)

0.25 (miles)

 Very Easy

Loop

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Georgia

Lodge Fitness Loop is a very easy ADA accessible hike in Amicalola Falls State Park near Atlanta. This trail is kid and dog friendly.

Hike Inn Trail

5.5 (miles)

 Moderate

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Georgia

Hike Inn Trail is a moderate hike in Amicalola Falls State Park near Atlanta, Georgia. This hike is kid and dog friendly.