Thinking about hiking the Appalachian Trail but you don’t know where to begin? Begin the adventure with Big Rock Outfitters and we’ll get you started. During our AT starter backpacking trek, you’ll learn critical tips on how to pack light, eat right and hike like a Pro! The skills learned on this trip will help make your next journey on the AT a much better experience. We’ve logged thousands of miles along the trail so come with us and benefit from our experience.
Itinerary: We’ll begin our trip at Amicalola Falls State Park, located in the mountains of North Georgia. From there, we will hike up the approach trail to the summit of Springer Mountain which is located at approx. 3700ft. Along the way, we will stay at or near AT designated shelters/campsites and conclude our journey approximately 28 miles north where the tail crosses Hwy 60.
Total Mileage: 28 miles (includes approach trail)
Guides: Bruce Cannon & Terry Long
Cost: $TBD (Includes all food, and group gear)
Skill Level: Moderate/Intermediate
Weather: Weather is always a point of concern with any outdoor event. You can expect daytime temperatures in the 70s with nighttime temperatures in the 40s and 50s. However, be prepared for the possibility of day temperatures as high as 90 and as low as 30, with a chance of rainfall. Be prepared for cold temps by bringing a fleece jacket with a separate waterproof precip shell.
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