East Ridge Trail (AT approach trail)

Page Type
Route
Location:
Georgia, United States, North America
Route Type:
Hike
Time Required:
Most of a day
Difficulty:
class 1

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East Ridge Trail (AT approach trail)
Created On: Sep 23, 2003
Last Edited On: Dec 1, 2003

Approach


The trail begins under the stone arch behind the Amicalola Falls Visitor Center. See the main page for details.

Route Description


This is an 8.7 mile, blue blazed trail to the wooded summit of Springer Mountain. The footbed is obvious and class 1 to the summit even in winter.

1.0 mile: Viewpoint of the falls at 2480 feet.
1.2 miles: Cross a road.
1.3 miles: Trail to the Hike Inn
3.2 miles: High Shoals Road
4.8 miles: Summit of Frosty Mountain
5.1 miles: USFS 46
5.5 miles: Trail to the Hike Inn
6.0 Nimblewill Gap and USFS 28 (3,100 ft)
7.3 Black Gap shelter (3,410')
8.7 Springer summit (3,782')

Essential Gear


Standard hiking gear unless hiking in snow season. During snow season this approach remains non-technical but ice storm may warrent the occacional use of ice cleats (not quite crampons but helpful nontheless).







East Ridge Trail (AT approach trail)

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Parents

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