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Edge of the World Trail

A riverside nature trail providing access to viewing, fishing and canoe launch areas, as well as a river's edge trail. The Amicalola River trail system has been constructed at the riverside turnout, on the north side of Highway 53 as it crosses the Amicalola west of Dawsonville. Complete with handicapped parking and easy river access, the platforms are ADA compliant and are part of a trail system that extend from the parking area and existing platforms downstream to Edge of the World Rapids, one of the most picturesque-and challenging-stretches of whitewater in the entire region.

There is a 2.5 loop trail through the woods, or a .5 mile(one way) boardwalk trail.

**There are no restrooms or facilities onsite. Please help us protect this natural resource, if you pack it in, pack it out and leave no trace.**

Permit/License Information:

This is a fee user area: Each person ( age 16+) must posses a valid hunting license, fishing license, or Georgia Lands Pass to enter this property(Even if you're not fishing or hunting). There is no kiosk to pay onsite, must be purchased online at:

* Georgia Residents - Combo Hunting/Fishing (Short Term) 1 Day = $5

* Non-Residents - Fishing License 1 Day = $10

License Prices

Popular with anglers, paddlers, tubers, and swimmers, the Amicalola River has several sections of whitewater along the river's 15-mile length. The section below the Highway 53 bridge is serious whitewater and should be scouted and approached carefully. Other sections provide easy tubing or floating opportunities, and trails run alongside the river for most of its length, although these vary in quality and may not be listed on your maps. In fact, much of the country surrounding the river is backcountry, with miles of mountain trails, old roads, and rugged ridges to explore.

Trail Info
Trail Map

This property is part of Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area and managed by the

Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Region 2

2150 Dawsonville Highway

Gainesville, GA 30501


  • Pet Friendly
  • Family Friendly


Edge of the World Trail

7000 GA-53
Dawsonville , GA 30534