ATKO 2018

"Appalachian Trail Kickoff"


Amicalola Falls State Park, Dawsonville GA
 Friday March 2 - Sunday March 4

THE 2018 SCHEDULE WILL NOT BE UP UNTIL FEBRUARY 2018

Take a look at this site to see what happened in Spring 2017 to

 get an idea of what's coming up !

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Are you an aspiring 2018 Appalachian Trail "thru-hiker" - or have you just DREAMED of hiking this world famous scenic trail ? Come to the "ATKO" (Appalachian Trail Kick-off) and try to increase your odds of getting from HERE all the way to Mt. Katahdin , Maine ! (2,190 miles / 14 states north of nearby Springer Mountain ... the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail)

The 2018 "ATKO" (Appalachian Trail Kickoff) is an  annual event has been held at Amicalola Falls State Park for the last 17 YEARS - where "AT" experts, authors, vendors, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, hiking clubs / organizations and "newbie" and veteran hikers alike -  ALL congregate in one place - at one time - to meet, greet, and educate.