Autumn is Peaking at Amicalola Falls


Amicalola Falls State Park's colors are here! Everywhere you look you will see wonderful color, whether you're hiking our trails, driving up to the lodge or campgrounds, or sitting on the lodge veranda with your fingers curled around a cup of hot cocoa! Our rangers predict this week (October 21) to be peak viewing for our gorgeous Dogwood, Sourwood, Black Gum, and Maple reds, oranges and purples. Although hints of golden bronze are evident in our Hickories, we feel that maximum yellow hues will be apparent the weekend of October 27-28.

Meanwhile, remaining Tulip Poplar, Sycamore, Sassafras and grape leaves set off the reds with their yellow contributions. Favorite area this weekend: The West Ridge Trail, an easy .3 mile walk to the bridge overlooking the water fall. Don't forget to stop and look at the wildflowers!

A crowd pleaser is certainly the West Ridge Trail (ADA) to the falls (pictured below). The West Ridge is the shortest trail to see the falls and wildflowers are everywhere along the trail - purple, yellow, white and orange (Jewelweed). For upcoming events happening at this park, click here.

--Submitted by Kathy Brigman, Friends of Amicalola Falls Chapter President