Amicalola Falls State Park – A Must Visit

Roughly an hour and a half separates Brasstown Bald from Amicalola Falls State Park. As it turns out, that’s exactly how much time our boys needed for a quick nap to get ready for the next adventure.

If you read our last post, you’ll remember the weather wasn’t the best on top of Brasstown Bald. Well, conditions didn’t exactly improve as we made our way to Amicalola Falls. Actually, by the time we made it to the park, a persistent, light rain was falling.

We paid the small fee to enter the park and drove straight up the mountain to reach the beginning of the falls trail. At this point the rain was really starting to come down. Luckily, large portions of the trail leading to the falls were covered by a tree canopy.



Even with the partial tree covering, by the time we reached the falls, we were all a little soggy. Here’s our best attempt at a family picture with the falls in the background.

group pic

The 0.3 mile long trail crossed directly over the falls, which made for an incredible, up-close view!!


Amicalola Falls is the tallest waterfall in Georgia and one of the tallest east of the Mississippi. It is not a continuous drop, but the water falls here for 729 feet.

The boys thought it was neat that the bridge across the falls was see-through.


Here’s a video of when we arrived at the falls.

Amicalola Falls

There were more steps that lead down to another observation deck at the base of the falls. It looked like quite a few steps to make it down there. There were lots of opportunities for hiking throughout the park, which we really didn’t take advantage of due to the weather.

lower deck2

With the rain continuing to fall we decided to head back to the car and dry off on our way to the next hotel. The next day we would get to visit the Georgia Aquarium!!

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