At 729 feet, Amicalola Falls is the highest waterfall in Georgia and one of the highest waterfalls in the eastern United States. Located in a state park, access to the falls is easy with paved roads leading to the falls and even up to the top. The park visitor center is located immediately upon entering the park. The Appalachian Approach Trail starts from behind the visitor center and there is a nice archway signifying the start of the world-famous hiking trail. The AT Approach also provides a hiking route leading to the base of the falls and the stairs leading up to the top. It's also possible to drive to the top, but you can't really see much from the top. We did drive to the top and then took the stairs down. About 400 stairs down to a footbridge over the middle of the falls. This was a great spot to view the falls up close and personal. Down a few hundred more stairs led to the lower observation platform with fantastic views of the entire falls. And then the climb back up to the top. Huffing and puffing my way back up, I was amazed to see a very in-shape couple running laps up and down the stairs. We only visited for a short time to see the falls, but this was a very beautiful area where you could easily spend the better part of a day.
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