Amicalola Falls State Park

Amicalola FallsAmicalola Falls‘ 729 foot waterfall makes it one of Georgia’s most popular state parks. The word “Amicalola” actually means “tumbling waters” in the Cherokee Indian language.

Our visit was on a rainy day that kept us damp but not drenched. Our friend Jym Davis drove over from his home in Canton to hike some trails with us. We hiked up to the falls first then headed on a much less traveled wetlands trail.

Jym Davis at Amicalola Falls State ParkThat trail led us to an amazing part of the forest in which the ground was covered with bright green ferns. We spent a lot of time taking photos of and in the ferns. It wasn’t until the end of our hike that we saw a sign telling us the area was restricted. Oops! They need to label both ends of the trail!