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“Not good for dogs”

Amicalola Falls State Park
Ranked #2 of 24 things to do in Dawsonville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Home to more than 1,500 acres of mountainous terrain and the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Can you please stop bringing you'd dogs to this waterfall? It is not a "hiking trail." It is just a walk up 175 steps, which are mostly metal grates, and it hurts their feet! I watched a lot of dogs struggle up and down the steps, with their paws on the metal grate that had little square spikes for traction. It is like walking bare-feet on Lego pieces on the floor.

The view from the bottom is better than the view on top anyway.

5  Thank Daniel R
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Breathtaking views atop of the falls which can be reached by stairs or driven up by car. We decided to climb the stairs to the top and were well-rewarded with a spectacular view of mountains, valleys, and lush foliage. Absolute beauty before and beyond the distance that our very own eyes could possibly consume. Well worth the drive and just the journey to the Amicalola Falls is an added pleasure, highly recommended.

Thank Alex F
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We went not knowing what to expect. What an amazing waterfall and hike up the stairs if you dare! The trail takes you to the Appalachian Trail where we hiked the entire width in one day. The lodge at the top of the falls was impressive and seems like a fantastic place to stay. What a great way to spend some time in the woods!

Thank itsmikeagain
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Great hike but it is strenuous so wear appropriate foot gear if you are going up the unmarked trail like we did. We then came down the various levels of steps to the reflection pool. Once you do get to the falls they are spectacular.

Thank Louise J
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Visited this place with my cousin. It was a nice but strenuous hike. Dawsonville looked to be a neat and clean city with fresh air. The drive is also scenic.

Thank tazrianahmed91
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