Spectacular mountain 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 falls ranging from an ADA accessible pathway to a more challenging 604 step staircase. 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 terminus of the 2,175-mile Appalachian Trail. Numerous other trails offer opportunities for shorter day hikes.
A mountain-top lodge is popular with guests who prefer hotel comforts, while cottages and a campground offer more rustic accommodations. The park's Maple Restaurant is known for its spectacular views and Sunday brunch buffet. For those seeking a unique overnight adventure, a five-mile trail begins in the park and leads to the Len Foote Hike Inn, Georgia’s only backcountry lodge.
Park guests should begin their day with a stop at the Visitor Center to see maps, an Appalachian Trail display, live animals and 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. Check-in for lodge and cottage accommodations are at the lodge front desk. Check-in for campground and Hike-Inn accommodations are at the Visitors Center. Note there is a 25% grade on the mountain road.
Hiking - 12 miles of trails for all skill levels, Canyon Climbers Club
Maple Restaurant. Coral Hospitality 1805739656
Trout Fishing (seasonal)
Access to the Chattahoochee National Forest
Ropes Course (groups only, advanced reservations required)
Amicalola Falls School Program Brochure (pdf document)
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56-Room Lodge & Conference Center ($55-$180)
14 Cottages ($85-$166) -- #5 (Bottom of Falls) and #6 (Top of Falls) are dog friendly ($40 per dog, max 2)
24 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$28). Coral Hospitality 1805739656
20-Room Hike Inn. Contact Hike Inn directly
4 Picnic Shelters ($45)
Group Shelter (seats 75, $75)
Mountain-view Restaurant . Coral Hospitality
Gift Shops. Coral Hospitality
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Parkpass is required for all vehicles.
ParkPass fees: 1-12 passenger vehicles $5 per day or $50 annual ParkPass;
13 - 30 passenger vehicles $30 per day or $75 annual ParkPass;
31 or more passenger vehicles $70 per day or $250 annual ParkPass;
Georgia active duty military/veterans $3.75 per day or $37.50 annual ParkPass.
ParkPass is available at the park office or by calling (770) 389-7401.
Overnight guests pay only one fee for the duration of their stay.