Springer Mountain Climber's Log

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technicolorNH - Nov 17, 2019 10:06 am Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2019

quick jaunt on a foggy day  Sucess!

Came up from the parking area on FS42. Somehow managed to slip and fall and break a toe which ended the hiking for this trip down in the south east.


JRaphaelson - Oct 16, 2019 2:23 pm Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2019

Amicalola to neels gap  Sucess!

Iconic peak, but not the most memorable summit views I’ve seen. It was a fun journey nonetheless!


cascadescrambler - Sep 6, 2019 12:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 1955

AT southbound  Sucess!

Lunch stop (we always tried to time lunch with a fire tower) on our way to Mt. Oglethorpe, AT terminus at the time


captain.ron - Sep 10, 2018 7:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2018

Easy Southbound Hike  Sucess!

Always wanted to see the summit. Took the 0.9 mile trail to the top!


wildfam - May 30, 2018 5:21 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2018

Start of our AT Hike  Sucess!

Worked hard up the approach trail, through a lot of rain. Signed the register; pictures at the plaque, then we were off on the AT.


PhenomenalWoman - May 22, 2018 7:17 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2018

Loopity Loop  Sucess!

Hiked to the top of congested summit, and then took a solitary hike on the Springer Loop Trail through clouds, a downpour, and then finally sun. A pleasant 4.7 miles all to myself.


danegarreau - Jun 25, 2017 2:29 pm Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2016

Hike with Friends

11/6/2016—Springer Mountain: Georgia---3,782’
Today’s hiking group was: Me, Scott, Alex Churchhill, Matt, Melissa, Sidney, and Santana.
The weather was perfect and the leaves were great!!!
o Begin at 3400’ and end at 3728’
o Approximately 1000’ of total combined vertical ascent
o We hiked the Springer Loop trail, which includes portions of the Appalachian Trail and Benton McKaye Trail. The entire loop was 4.8 miles.


nova46 - Jan 4, 2016 8:37 pm Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2015

Springer Mountain  Sucess!

Climbed in 60 degree weather, got down to 30ish that night. Spring at the shelter was flowing well.

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Oct 31, 2013 6:24 pm Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2013

AT dayhiker  Sucess!

I ended my day hiking of the AT by going up Springer from the upper parking lot, just before the falls. I did the stairs after coming back so got in a nice 4,358' of gain on the 16.5 mile RT hike.


Ibswoha - Apr 14, 2012 9:02 pm Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2011

Section Hike  Sucess!

First night out on a short section hike to Clingman's Dome. One of the best sunsets seen.


mlt205 - Mar 25, 2012 5:19 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2012

Glad To Have Seen It  Sucess!

Really cool place to go. I would like to either be starting or ending a thru hike next time though.


NJTripper - Dec 5, 2010 5:17 pm Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2009

Start the AT here...  Sucess!

Started my AT hike to Neels Gap on a clear - cool day... Views could be better... but it is an iconic summit!


TiogaBradford - May 9, 2010 10:50 pm Date Climbed: May 8, 2010

Wonderful in spring....  Sucess!

Backpacked from Amicalola Falls to the top of Springer, spending one night on the AT Approach Trail. The best part of the hike, in my opinion, was the brilliant green of spring. Absolutely brilliant!

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - May 9, 2010 10:41 am Date Climbed: May 3, 2010

North Bound week-long section hike of AT  Sucess!

Sadly, the peak was socked in with clouds this morning. We were heading out after a relaxing night at the Len Foote Inn (4 inches of rain that night!) and enjoyed this peak, even though we couldn't see a darn thing and the humidity was insane.


SLinehan88 - Mar 23, 2009 11:44 am Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2009

First Day of Spring  Sucess!

I've made it to both ends of the AT. Now I need to fill in the middle.


nextyearranier - Nov 4, 2008 8:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2003

Short summer hike via Approach Trail  Sucess!

Hiked from the Approach Trail on a steamy August day. Decent view from the summit. Wish I could have gone further.


Turbo - Oct 24, 2008 9:04 am Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2008

AT SoBo  Sucess!

Southbound thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail.


gabem - May 23, 2008 5:23 pm Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2008

Amicalola to Springer and on to the AT.

Hiked this early in the morning and unfortunately when I got to the top it was all fogged in. I had camped the night before about a mile and half south on the approach trail that starts at Amicalola Falls. In total, this was an 18 mile day and a little more challenging than I expected with a 40lb pack. There was a really nice gentleman on top that had a register to collect peoples names and provide some great information on the trail. I wish I remembered his name...

mlbcard - May 20, 2008 12:11 am Date Climbed: May 18, 2008

Short route  Sucess!

Was running out of time (had to head back to the airport), but I really wanted to see the southern end of the AT. Great short hike, can't wait to return for more AT peaks.


johnmnichols - Dec 31, 2007 6:36 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2005

Welcome to the AT  Sucess!

Great introduction to the AT. Always fun watching beginning throughhikers with overloaded packs being overly surprised with how much up and down the Georgia AT section has.

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