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Appalachian Trail: Amicalola Falls to Springer Mountain

It’s not the officially the AT but this 8.8-mile hike climbs past Amicalola Falls to Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the 2,175-mile Appalachian Trail.

Trip Tools

Shelters: Black Gap Shelter: sleeps 8; no privy.

Start: From Amicalola, GA take GA 52 E for .1 mi. to High Shoals Rd. Go. .3 mi. to trailhead.

End: From Dahlonega, GA take US 19 S to GA 52 W. In 8.7 mi., turn right on Nimblewill Church Rd and go 2.3 mi. Turn right on NF 28-1. In 2.2 mi., continue straight on Winding Stair Gap Rd. In 5 mi., turn left on NF-42. Go 2.4 miles and park.

To Trailhead

Amicalola Falls State Park Shelter

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