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Len Foote Hike Inn Loop

  4.0 ( 14 ) Favorite


10.1 mile 16.3 kilometer loop


Ascent: 1,802' 549 m
Descent: -1,812' -552 m
High: 3,383' 1,031 m
Low: 2,545' 776 m


Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)


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Trail shared by Dan Timko

A great loop from Amicalola Falls State Park that returns on the AT Approach Trail.

Dan Timko

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife


This is a pleasant and scenic loop that makes a stop at the historic Le Foote Hike Inn. Take time to stop in at the Hike Inn. It makes for a great pit stop to use the facilities and refill on water. It's a nice spot to eat lunch or a snack also.

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There is a $5 parking fee at Amicalola State Park unless you have a Georgia State Parks annual pass.


This great loop departs from the upper parking area at Amicalola Falls State Park. Start out on the AT Approach Trail (blue blazes), and take the fork right towards the Len Foote Hike Inn. There are green blazes marking the Hike Inn trail. You'll come across the Hike Inn roughly halfway through your trip. Stop here to enjoy a snack, fill up on water, and admire the historic spot.

From there, the loop continues for another mile before ending back at the blue-blazed AT approach trail. Turn left to head back toward the start (turning right will head towards Springer Mtn).

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Aug 25, 2019
Nathaniel Hooey
Aug 4, 2019
Bo Adams
Amazing loop trail with nice ups and downs. The sit and rest at Hike Inn was glorious!
Jun 1, 2019
Penny Clower
Mar 17, 2019
Sim Colson
The lodge is a great place to rest. One of the coolest inns I have been to.
Dec 21, 2018
Ka Ng
Great hike. Rainy and foggy when we were there so couldn’t see much. Definitely stop at the Hike Inn for some coffee, tea, or snacks. 10.5mi
Oct 13, 2018
Austin Allen
10.4mi — 3h 45m
Oct 6, 2018
Chris Fratto
11.9mi — 4h 40m
Jul 18, 2018
Amy P

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