Spectacular scenery and hiking trails make this one of Georgia’s most popular state parks. At 729 feet, Amicalola Falls is the tallest cascading waterfall in the Southeast. Visitors have choices on how to best view the tumbling waters, ranging from an accessible pathway to a challenging trail with staircases. Those who tackle the latter can join the park’s Canyon Climbers Club. An 8.5-mile trail leads from the park to Springer Mountain, the southern end of the famous 2,175-mile Appalachian Trail. Numerous other trails provide shorter day hikes. The park also offers several outdoor picnic shelters, a large group amphitheater, two playgrounds and comfort stations throughout the park.
The park’s Maple Restaurant, located at the Amicalola Lodge, is known for its spectacular views and Sunday brunch buffet. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, the food is always delicious and a local favorite.
Park guests should begin their day with a stop at the visitor center to see maps, an Appalachian Trail display, live animals and our gift shop. Please note that Amicalola Falls is exceptionally busy during peak leaf season. Guests may prefer to visit during the week or carpool on weekends. Advanced reservations for accommodations are highly recommended.
7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Visitor Center Hours:
Sunday – Wednesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday – Saturday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
$5 parking. Annual passes available.