Homestead Trail

EASY 43 reviews

Homestead Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cartersville, GA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.9 miles 691 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Parking is $5 at the Red Top Mountain State Park visitor's center. You can also purchase an annual pass to park at all GA State Parks.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Plenty of ups and downs.

1 month ago

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

hiking
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.

hiking
3 months ago

A bit busier than I would like. Nice views.

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4 months ago

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9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful but very busy

hiking
9 months ago

Loved the trail. Carried my puppy half of the time but I surely recommend anyone wanting to know the awesome wild side of cartersville! Nice views of the lake as well!

hiking
9 months ago

Went there with my girlfriend on Sunday. Great hike even if it was raining. Nice and easy 5 and a half miles. I'd go again

hiking
9 months ago

More hills and a bit longer than Iron Hill Trail but still great.

10 months ago

11 months ago

This was a good starter hike.

trail running
1 year ago

Populated and follows road before loop. Nice trail well maintained with benches . No litter. Not an escape but good for walking with family or for beginner.

1 year ago

very nice wooded trail, with lots of wildlife viewing and lake views.

hiking
1 year ago

Super fun trail!

hiking
1 year ago