Iron Hill Trail

EASY 30 reviews

Iron Hill Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cartersville, GA that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.5 miles 181 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

walking

lake

$5.00 for parking

hiking
5 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
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.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

walking
2 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

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.

3 months ago

great beginner bike trail. good lake views and a few nice swimming holes. almost all flat.

walking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Fun trail to hike on. Just make sure you know where your going other wise you'll end up hiking about 7 miles or so

hiking
5 months ago

very pretty with lake views almost the entire hike. nice bridges. not too difficult but nice workout.

6 months ago

mountain biking
7 months ago

Easy Trail with lose gravel and flat turns. Slow down and enjoy the scenery. Beware there is doggie mines all over the sides of trail. The Lake is very nice and looks clean.

8 months ago

Great views of lake and forest!

8 months ago

Beautiful trail. To many dogs no on leash which is very scary. Dog approach other dogs and owners not being responsible. They need to do something about it. I paid $5.00 I would think I could walk my dog with out other dogs approaching me. Not the case. They really need to take care of this.Next time will bring spray for those lose dogs.

hiking
9 months ago

I really enjoy this trail. It's a highly used trail so if you are trying to just get away it may not be a perfect fit. However if you want a quick hike with good scenery that is not difficult this is the trail for you. Bring $5.00 for Parking.

hiking
9 months ago

Flat with great views. Nice walk for a dog (on leash).

10 months ago

Short level easy trail, nice way to wake up coming in off the campground

1 year ago

Easy hike, but a little long for our younger kids. Beautiful scenery, lots of shade, and clean!