Spring Trail – Amicalola Falls

October 1, 2010
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Spring Trail

Length: 0.4 Miles

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate (Downhill but technically a little challenging)

Blaze: Orange

The Spring Trail is a short trail that runs from the West Ridge Falls Access Parking area (opposite of the West Ridge Falls Access Trail) down to the Mountain Laurel Loop Trail.

Spring Trail Trailhead at Amicalola Falls Spring Trail - Amicalola Falls Spring Trail

The trail is completely downhill, and takes hikers through the forest area that is very rocky, and contains several steep switchbacks.

Spring Trail Spring Trail Spring Trail

As the hiker continues down the trail, watch your step, on an even slightly wet day this trail can be extremely muddy. If it has rained within a few days of hiking here, I suggest saving this trail for a dryer day.

Spring Trail Spring Trail

Continue along this trail following the Orange Blazes, down several wooden stair cases before arriving at the Intersection of Mountain Laurel Loop Trail.

Spring Trail - Orange Blaze Spring Trail Spring Trail

Spring Trail Spring Trail Spring Trail

At this intersection is where the Spring Trail Ends, continuing left or right will take the hiker down Moutain Laurel Loop Trail, and then to Creek Trail. Creek Trail runs between the Visitor’s Center and the Reflection Pond at the base of Amicalola Falls.

I suggest take the leftward path way as it is brings the hiker closer to the Creek Trail and the Reflection Pond.

Nearby Trails

East Ridge Trail – 1.0 Miles

Creek Trail – 0.6 Miles

Mt. Laurel Loop – 1.0 Miles

Appalachian Approach Trail – 8.5 Miles

Hike Inn Trail – 5 miles

West Ridge Falls Access Trail – 0.3 Miles

Base of Falls Trail – 1.0 Miles

 

Directions from Ellijay:

Follow GA-52 approximately 21 miles to Amicalola Falls State Park.

Directions from Dawsonville:

Take Hwy. 53 west to Hwy. 183 north to Hwy. 52 east.

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