From February 24th until April 20th we offer a package for hikers starting the trail. Because we can group hikers on shuttles, we are able to offer this package at a reduced rate. For the 2017 season, that rate is $85.
• Shuttle from North Springs MARTA Station or Gainesville, GA to the Hostel
• Overnight stay in one of our bunk rooms
• 8 oz of white gas or denatured alcohol (additional fuel may be purchased by the ounce)*. Fuel canisters also for sale.
• Shuttle to Amicalola Falls State Park or the Springer Mountain parking lot (0.9 miles north of Springer Mountain on USFS 42).
* 8 oz of fuel should be enough for you to get to Mountain Crossings @ Walasi-Yi, the outfitter at Neels Gap, which is 30 trail miles from Springer Mountain.