Appalachian Trail Kick-Off Weekend


ATKO Weekend

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Every year Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge becomes home to the Appalachian Trail Kick-Off Weekend. For 3 days, hundreds of vendors, hikers of all experience levels and park naturalists come together to trade tails, advice, education and fellowship with one another. The first weekend of March is the official kick-off for those people who want to become the next named thru hikers – an elite group of individuals who have hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia all the way up to Maine without breaks.

Speaker Schedule – TBA

Friday, March 6th


Saturday, March 7th


Sunday, March 8th

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2020 ATKO Vendors

If you would like to be a vendor and/or presenter at the 2020 ATKO, please contact Josh Cordle at or Samantha Lawson at

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