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    Default Possible way to get on the approach trail

    It looks like you can get a enterprise rental car out of the ATL airport and there is a enterprise drop off in Jasper GA... it's 14 miles from the Amicalola State Park. You could Uber to Amicalola State Park or stay in Jasper for the night and Uber the next day....

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    Enterprise has always come to me and dropped me off where I wanted to go at the end of the rental. Call them. Give them the pick up and drop off locations. See what they say.
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    Now that's interesting....
    I did a search and found a Enterprise car rental for as low as 30 bucks out of ATL

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    There's no shortage of ways to get to amicalola easy.
    REI in Atlanta runs shuttles.....numerous people shuttle....public transport gets you to gainsville where taxis wait....

    There is however, a plethora of people too lazy to use Google who want every answer spoon-fed.

    Gatc site has the best info, very odd it come up first if one Google's" getting to Amicalola from atlanta". Yet the question is asked here frequently.

    No wonder so many can't make it out of Ga, they can't figure out how to get to trail head without assistance.

    https://georgia-atclub.org/hike-the-...uttles-parking


    Good luck with Uber in a small town of 3000. They have taxi though that will take you. You won't save any money, while just making things difficult. Spend night?

    Mant thru hikers are too young to rent a car anyway.

    You MIGHT find an Uber. It's not something you can count on in rural areas. Taxis are same...you might wait an hr for pickup. A prearranged shuttle....is reliable and on time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wordstew View Post
    Now that's interesting....
    I did a search and found a Enterprise car rental for as low as 30 bucks out of ATL
    Unless Enterprise has changed their policy, there is a $250 surcharge on rentals if you drop off a car at a different location from where you first pick it up.


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    Car rental fees are typically the base then there are airport fees, taxes, etc. plus if you drop off at a different out of town location there is a drop off fee. Most people take marta to north springs and shuttle.

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    Reading the excellent GATC info it strikes me that the options are a lot better to get to Springer then BSP.

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    I checked Uber availability from the enterprise at Cumming, GA to Amicalola and I could have been picked up in less then 2 minutes, looking at a $35-45 trip from Cumming

    just checked availability from Jasper right now and one is 8 min away about the same price

    want to check Uber availability from somewhere else to give you an idea? ..... http://www.uber-fare-estimator.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deacon View Post
    Unless Enterprise has changed their policy, there is a $250 surcharge on rentals if you drop off a car at a different location from where you first pick it up.


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    One way rental is covered by the company reservations system. Assuming that the user is paying attention.
    Ironically, I priced a one way rental between the Denver airport and Durango recently. The total was under $200.
    It gets stranger. The rental car companies will almost pay the renter to get cars to high demand locations like New Orleans for Carnival. Or Augusta for the Masters.
    Meanwhile, Atlanta isnít even the place to go for an AT hike. Just a waypoint along the approach to the AT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LazyLightning View Post
    I checked Uber availability from the enterprise at Cumming, GA to Amicalola and I could have been picked up in less then 2 minutes, looking at a $35-45 trip from Cumming

    just checked availability from Jasper right now and one is 8 min away about the same price

    want to check Uber availability from somewhere else to give you an idea? ..... http://www.uber-fare-estimator.com/
    I can't imagine how that could be worth it for an Uber driver. That's a long trip (30 miles between Cumming, GA and the park entrance).

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    Just checked Enterprise one day rental pick up at ATL Enterprise drop off at Enterprise Jasper GA. Looks to me like it's $30.95 total.

    1 Day(s)
    $ 19.10
    Tax & Fee Details
    $ 11.85
    Estimated Total
    $ 30.95

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    Quote Originally Posted by wordstew View Post
    Just checked Enterprise one day rental pick up at ATL Enterprise drop off at Enterprise Jasper GA. Looks to me like it's $30.95 total.

    1 Day(s)
    $ 19.10
    Tax & Fee Details
    $ 11.85
    Estimated Total
    $ 30.95
    The exact same itinerary in reverse is $125.00....

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    Quote Originally Posted by wordstew View Post
    Just checked Enterprise one day rental pick up at ATL Enterprise drop off at Enterprise Jasper GA. Looks to me like it's $30.95 total.

    1 Day(s)
    $ 19.10
    Tax & Fee Details
    $ 11.85
    Estimated Total
    $ 30.95
    You win. Verify with a human being.
    Push the envelope. Tell the human being that you want to be dropped at the State Park. Uber not required.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Venchka View Post
    You win. Verify with a human being.
    Push the envelope. Tell the human being that you want to be dropped at the State Park. Uber not required.
    Wayne
    Just exploring the options
    If indeed this is doable for $30.00 it looks like it could be a viable option to get you there plus you can stop along the way to pick up anything you may need...
    If 3 or 4 hikers get together out of ATL I can't see any cheaper alternatives

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuddyWaters View Post
    There's no shortage of ways to get to amicalola easy.
    REI in Atlanta runs shuttles.....numerous people shuttle....public transport gets you to gainsville where taxis wait....

    There is however, a plethora of people too lazy to use Google who want every answer spoon-fed.

    Gatc site has the best info, very odd it come up first if one Google's" getting to Amicalola from atlanta". Yet the question is asked here frequently.

    No wonder so many can't make it out of Ga, they can't figure out how to get to trail head without assistance.

    https://georgia-atclub.org/hike-the-...uttles-parking


    Good luck with Uber in a small town of 3000. They have taxi though that will take you. You won't save any money, while just making things difficult. Spend night?

    Mant thru hikers are too young to rent a car anyway.

    You MIGHT find an Uber. It's not something you can count on in rural areas. Taxis are same...you might wait an hr for pickup. A prearranged shuttle....is reliable and on time.
    You seem to have so much knowledge - but you also seem like a arrogant jerk who reluctantly shares that knowledge. You can be constructive without being insulting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LazyLightning View Post
    I checked Uber availability from the enterprise at Cumming, GA to Amicalola and I could have been picked up in less then 2 minutes, looking at a $35-45 trip from Cumming

    just checked availability from Jasper right now and one is 8 min away about the same price

    want to check Uber availability from somewhere else to give you an idea? ..... http://www.uber-fare-estimator.com/
    Its 45-55 miles from cumming to the park. I doubt you get there under $45. And Jasper probably has only a driver or two, so good luck if they are off or busy.

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    less then 35 miles from Cumming enterprise to the park via GA-9 and one other route also, not saying that's short but big difference from 45-55

    not trying to be an ass but if Uber isn't worth it for someone maybe they shouldn't be doing it? .... I give a good tip anytime I use it for what it's worth ... are you supposed to stay in town only with Uber or only do short trips? .... then on the other hand I hear people say short trips aren't worth it for them. I would think somebody that's been doing Uber can't expect to just stay in Cumming or any certain area....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LazyLightning View Post
    less then 35 miles from Cumming enterprise to the park via GA-9 and one other route also, not saying that's short but big difference from 45-55

    not trying to be an ass but if Uber isn't worth it for someone maybe they shouldn't be doing it? .... I give a good tip anytime I use it for what it's worth ... are you supposed to stay in town only with Uber or only do short trips? .... then on the other hand I hear people say short trips aren't worth it for them. I would think somebody that's been doing Uber can't expect to just stay in Cumming or any certain area....
    Less than 15 miles from Jasper Enterprise car rental... Cab, Uber to Amicalola, if any of those work then it appears to be a pretty good/cheap option... If Enterprise will pick the car up or drop you off at or near Amicalola then this becomes a stellar deal

    What concerns me is given the large number of hikers that nobody has done/posted this before so maybe it looks great in theory but in practice something gets in the way to make it more expensive or difficult.

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    Until you actually request ride and a driver accepts.....it only is an estimate .

    This is where Uber breaks down in rural areas ....all the time.

    Driver don't accept what they don't want to.

    In case of jasper, I see Enterprise is $41. + Gas. So looking at 48 for rentsl.. Uber estimate is 35-47. Split diff =41 Total = $82.

    How much you save? Especially if tip driver?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wordstew View Post
    Less than 15 miles from Jasper Enterprise car rental... Cab, Uber to Amicalola, if any of those work then it appears to be a pretty good/cheap option... If Enterprise will pick the car up or drop you off at or near Amicalola then this becomes a stellar deal

    What concerns me is given the large number of hikers that nobody has done/posted this before so maybe it looks great in theory but in practice something gets in the way to make it more expensive or difficult.
    Exactly why I said that you should verify the rate with someone at Enterprise, Jasper would be perfect. Otherwise you might get a triple digit surprise.
    I once lamented and criticized the absence of independent research in the internet age. I was severely flamed. Perhaps the truth hurts?
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