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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.

hiking
1 day ago

Hiked this trail for the first time and really enjoyed the lake views and wide trail path. I wish the side trails were marked so we could try a new path without fear of taking a wrong turn. Poorly marked for a fee pay GA state park.

hiking
3 days ago

Just a great trail worth the parking fee. Awesome views of the lake with a great work out.

Good trail. Wide and well maintained. Several trails off of the main trail to explore. Good lake views. My dogs love it here.

on Iron Hill Trail

hiking
14 days ago

This is a great trail! It's part of a bigger campground that has been closed for sometime. Many use the trail for Mountain Bikes it's a wide main trail with several smaller trails. Great trail for your dogs please respect other hikers and bikers keep pets on a leash and please pick up after your dog. This trail and campground will soon be under stewardship of 3 Boy Scout Districts Appalachian Trail, Foothills, Silver Comet the goal is to preserve and maintaining the trail and show the beauty of Red Top Mountain State Park.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Plenty of ups and downs.

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1 month ago

Great trail. Plenty of fall colors.

Great trail. Hilly. Leased dogs allowed. Couple of points where you can get off the trail at the shore the the lake. Benches along the way too. Trailhead starts at RTM visitor center (camp store) where there are restrooms and a water fountain.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike in October. Views of the lake, ferns and pine needles covering the ground floor. Beautiful. I would be thrilled to hike Homestead Trail again. At a good pace with a couple of stops to take in the views, we completed the trail in 2 hours.

hiking
2 months ago

Great 2 hour hike to bring the dogs on. Very flat, more like just walking thru the woods. Trail follows the water's edge which is awesome to run down and take a dip or let the dogs cool off.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

Walk this trail after I had complete a 6.6 mile trail the day before. It was Labor Day weekend and we walk it on Sunday before the holiday. We walk 5.8 miles from start to finish. We will do it again. I thought it was easy on my knees. Well laid out.

walking
3 months ago

Great trail for exercise and scenery! We love it! Only one encounter which was frightening is when a couple near the lake had their Pit Bull off of his leash, and he charged up the hill to growl at my daughter and me as we were walking the trail. I stood totally still and told them to get their dog now! They were slow doing this but finally got their dog! I love all animals, but this was scary!!

hiking
3 months ago

A bit busier than I would like. Nice views.

on Iron Hill Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Love the blue trail! Nice and level - great for even little dogs with small legs :) Circles the lake (lots of lake views, including cool little coves) and there are places to cut down to the water for picnics, swim or just watch the boaters on the lake.

The only section that is iffy (water wise) is the side with the old campground - you can't swim on that side, lots of rocks and branches in the water (no swimming signs posted). The picnic tables on that side are covered in moss and the area is over-grown. Kind of a shame, actually.

A great place to get a nice walk in or spend the day!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice and easy wide gravel path. Not too crowded on a Sunday afternoon.

Nice hike. I need new hiking shoes however.

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4 months ago