Sweetgum Loop Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cartersville, Georgia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Lake Allatoona was built by the Army Corps of Engineers shortly after the end of World War II and it surrounds the park on three sides. This hike on the Homestead Loop is the most varied and interesting in the park. There are excellent views of Lake Allatoona and the damn from ridges along the trail and this route also drops you down to the shoreline of the lake. The park has numerous deer and you are likely to see them as you walk the Homestead Loop.
Beautiful trail! My husband and I hiked it(walking briskly) in an hour. Going to try the Homestead trail next which is twice as long. Pretty easy hike with the exception of some moderately steep hills to climb. Great workout!
Great hiking trail lots of roots and rocks but not bad.
Nice hike. I need new hiking shoes however.
Great moderate level hike. Good lake views. Lots of deer and snake sightings
Nice loop trail, with connections to the other trails at the park. The trail was not too crowded on Sunday at mid-day, but it was still pretty hot out. The top part of the loop is near the lake, so there was a cool breeze off the water for that part. I would return since it is convenient off of 400.
Great, beautiful, good workout...
Plan on at least a 4 hour tour from the city.
Went on a weekday and had the trail mostly to myself. Recommend.
This is a nice hike if you want to get out and get physical. The trail is marked well and varies in elevation. A portion of the trail is along the lake and is a nice place to stop and have a picnic or just take in the views of the lake. Great hike to get you outdoors.