Guided Waterfall Hikes

Amicalola Falls Adventure Lodge Adventures Guided Hikes 1

Guided Hike

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Explore our trails and come face-to-face with two iconic features of Amicalola Falls State Park!

Please meet in front of the temporary visitor center 5 minutes before the scheduled time. The hike begins at the famous stone archway that marks the unofficial start of the Appalachian Trail: a 2,000+ mile trek to Maine.  Imagine beginning a 6-month backpacking adventure as we follow the blue blazes of the Appalachian Approach Trail leading alongside the peaceful Little Amicalola Creek.  Listen to the creek whisper and bubble as we hike past blooming wildflowers and impressive geology to our Reflection Pool. Watch as anglers fish in our pond with cascading waterfalls and the distant blue ridge mountains as a backdrop. Continue up the trail as the creek turns from a whisper to a rumble, meet plants that defy death, and feel the cool mist on your face as you stand before the thundering Amicalola Falls, the tallest waterfall in Georgia.  The hike then turns back to follow the water back down from the falls to the creek, and our tour will end at the visitor’s center where it began.

Please note this hike is considered moderate to strenuous due to trip hazards, steep inclines, and an optional but recommended 175 stairs. No strollers are permitted and children must walk or be carried.

Temperatures can be hot and muggy during the summer months.  Please dress appropriately for the expected weather conditions and consider bringing a bottle of water and a snack.

Expect the activity to take approximately 1.5 hours.  We are unable to offer refunds for late arrivals or cancellations after the 24-hour window.  Please be considerate and respectful of other people that might be participating in the activity.

Guided Waterfall Hikes are offered rain or shine but may be cancelled due to high winds, lightning, or other conditions determined to be unsafe.  Should this happen, we will either provide a full refund or an option to reschedule.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that plans can change when on vacation and that weather is not always ideal for outdoor activities.  Because of this, we offer the option of canceling reservations for a full refund up to 24 hours in advance of the scheduled activity by following the instructions located in the confirmation email.

We hope you have an enjoyable and memorable experience!

If you have additional questions, please feel free to email our department at






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