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This popular park on 12,000-acre Lake Allatoona is ideal for swimming, boating and fishing. Visitors can bring their own boats or rent from nearby Park Marine. Twelve miles of hiking trails wind through the park, providing opportunities for exercise or relaxation. The Iron Hill Trail is perfect for beginning mountain bikers. Visitors can explore a reconstructed 1860s homesite, including a log cabin and blacksmith shop. The park's music series and homestead events are held at this historic cabin. Named for the soils rich red color caused by high iron-ore content, Red Top Mountain was once an important iron mining area.

mountain biking
4 days ago

birding
4 days ago

mountain biking
5 days ago

canoeing
5 days ago

canoeing
5 days ago

Great spot for a put in.

hiking
5 days ago

good trail nice for riding. or a good run.

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

One of my close to home favorites. I run the loop clockwise to save the best lake views for the way back. A few hills but nothing hard on this one.

Fun loop, a few ups and downs, somewhat more challenging if you take the red trail (Sweetgum) out and the yellow (Homestead) back. Most of the lake views are seasonal, for a short while you'll be at lake level near the rope swing and the bench. I usually park at the Visitors Center, it's the trail head for both trails.

hiking
1 month ago

If you're looking for ups and downs this isn't your trail. This is, for the most part, a very easy, very level packed gravel lakeside walk. It winds through what use to be a camp ground that was closed in the early to mid 1980's. There's picnic tables all along the shoreline, abandoned restroom facilities, and old signage. It would be amazing if one day the park decided to re activate some of these old camp sites as 'backpack in only' grounds since they offer some of the absolute best lake views in the park. I wouldn't recommend this for mountain biking, by the time you realize you're bored to tears the loop will be about done.

walking
1 month ago

It was great hiking. Very easy and wide enough to enjoy different activities. Not crowded, so it is definitely good for family.

to Kim below saying its poorly marked must not have paid attention there are blue lines on trees arrow signs marking the way and the you are here signs you have to be blind not to see them

hiking
1 month ago

pretty easy took my 3 yr old with me of course he may have walked a whole 1 mile lol nice view of lake and theres you are hear signs about every half mile there are benches and picnic tables to sit at and there are a few bridges.

hiking
1 month ago

good for kids as there is a player area mid trail.

on Sweetgum Loop Trail

hiking
1 month ago