this is literally one of my all-time favorite spots. yes it's hard to find but that's part of its charm to me. I appreciate the fact that it's in plan sight but still hidden ;) just remember sometimes you have to leave the gravel and walk along the road less traveled.
Hidden gem. Several different trails starting at Boiling Park. Beautiful views of Etowah River and some great bridges built by the Boy Scouts. Nothing super hard but very cool. Not sure where the map on this link came from on alltrail because that is nowhere near the trail.
This is a nice, recently completed trail network. Boy Scout Troop 241 of Etowah completed this system in 2014 after 34 years of work! They continue to maintain the trail and we even ran into one of the scout masters while hiking this trail. Do yourself a favor. Follow the link below for a map. This is the only place that I know of to find a complete map of the trail system. You will need it.