by Debra and Dave Vanderlaan
... Beautiful lush greens
in the forest,
captured here in the trail
following up to the Amicalola Falls
in north Georgia...
Part of the Chattahootchee National Forest...
Amicalola Falls State Park is an 829 acre
Georgia state park located
between Ellijay and Dahlonega
in Dawsonville, Georgia.
The park's name is derived from a
Cherokee language word
meaning "tumbling waters".
The park is home to Amicalola Falls,
a 729-foot waterfall,
making it the highest in Georgia.
It is considered to be one of the
Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia.
An eight-mile trail that winds
past Amicalola Falls and leads
to Springer Mountain,
famous for being the southern terminus
of the Appalachian Trail, begins in the park.
Amicalola Falls State Park also offers
many hiking trails, a guest lodge,
restaurant, cabins, a shelter for long distance
Appalachian Trail hikers, a campground
and access to the eco-friendly Len Foote Hike Inn.