Edge Of The World - Hike and Swim near Dawsonville, Georgia
34.42620026274525, -84.21148560314941
5.3 miles W of Dawsonville, Georgia
GPS: 34°25'34.3"N 84°12'41.3"W
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State: Georgia
Trail Length: 3.00 miles
Trail Type: Out & Back
Hike Difficulty: Beginner
Trails/Routes: 2.4 mi

Hike and Swim

Edge of the World, known by the locals as the Amicalola River Rapids, is located in Dawsonville, Georgia. It is a popular swimming hole in the greater Atlanta area that attracts visitors from all over the Country. The Amicalola River is one of the most scenic areas in the Southern United States and the nearly 3 mile hike shows any visitors that are not from the area that fact. With a small waterfall and a swimming hole that is great for all people and families. There are many picnic spots along the river allowing visitors to spend some time in this beautiful area and enjoy a hot Georgia day taking a refreshing swim. 

The trail leading to the Edge of the World swimming hole is about 3 miles long but is not overly difficult and follows the Amicalola River until it leads to the swimming hole. There is also an option for avid hikers to continue up the trail to see a beautiful waterfall at the end of the out and back style trail. 

There is a lot to do and see along the Amicalola River and at the Edge of the World swimming hole. Few speak ill of their time in the area and recommend it for future visitors to visit again and again. Visit this family friendly attraction and explore one of the most beautiful areas in the South!

1.0K Edited by torontoty1214

Be courteous, informed, and prepared. Read trailhead guidelines, stay on the trail, and don't feed the wildlife.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors


From Dawsonville, Georgia

  1. Head east toward GA-9 S (358 ft)