Vineyard Mountain Trail

HARD 22 reviews

Vineyard Mountain Trail is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cartersville, GA that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October.

5.3 miles 1528 feet Loop



nature trips





4 days ago

it was a good hike but the maps were deceiving ended up in the had to Uber back.

5 days ago

Great day with lake views and some climbing and great view of the dam. Some deer and no one else on this less used trail

25 days ago

Loved this trail!

1 month ago

Good hike, rocky trail, some views of the lake.

3 months ago

It was a real workout considering we started midday. The route we took the yellow marking was a little over 3 miles. We went to the Altoona Dam from the beginning point off of Red Top Mountain Road. A little tired since we done 6 miles atop of Pine Mountain on Saturday the day before. So I'm resting on my bed tonite with my wife Tera. We will do it again

3 months ago

Lovely trail and a good challenging hike. We missed the red trail to the top and had to do a little back tracking to pick it up. The lake was also beautiful although most views are through the trees.

3 months ago

This was one adventurous trail - we took our kids on it and hiked in a single file line due to narrow trail. Up and down (and up and down again!) so wear good shoes! Perfect if you're looking for a more challenging time.

trail running
4 months ago

A secluded place to hike or trail run peacefully.
I prefer trail running solo, and was perfect for me.
Surrounded by beautiful water bodies.

4 months ago

I did all three trails. It was extremely strenuous but enjoyable.

4 months ago

It was great!
I'm not going to lie I thought I was going to die at about 2 miles in. I guess it wasn't the best starter trail for a 50 year old!

5 months ago

great trail

6 months ago

This trail is not like the others in Red Top, the trail is narrow with lots of rocks. There are two additional sub trails near the end. I ended up with 6.5 miles total out and back.

7 months ago

Not a bad trail. I didn't really find any good views during late spring but there may be good views of the lake when the trees don't have their leaves. The trail itself is nice and challenging. My plan was to take the main trail and take the advanced and intermediate trails to the end, then walk the main trail back to my car. You can see these trails on the map uploaded on this page. I actually ended up missing the southern beginning of the red-blazed, advanced trail. The red trail is not very well marked here. So, I ended up taking the red trail back towards where I started instead of forward. I missed the blue trail and the rest of the yellow trail. All in all, I probably missed about 3/4th's of a mile but other than that, the trail was great. It was well marked and there was a lot of green, which was great. I want to come back and complete the trail that I missed. Definitely recommend.

8 months ago

It's seems to go on forever, A fun and challenging Trail..:)

9 months ago

Great hike, well maintained and marked, is not 5.2 miles out and back. Just look at the map I posted and do the math. It is almost 4 miles one way, depending on which path you take. I started on the trailhead off of Red Top Mtn Rd and took the Yellow path, Red path, then Yellow until the end. On the way back I took the Blue path and then stayed on the Yellow, a little shorter, but close to 8 miles round trip. I saw one family and one couple with a dog. This I liked! Plenty of up and down, and the advanced Red path will give you an extra work out. The Yellow path is definitely moderate, and I'd say a few spots difficult. I did NOT like the fact that at least 1/3 of the Yellow path is behind a McMansion neighborhood, and when you are in one spot, you are literally in someone's back yard. It is weird to say the least. They are still building in this area, and the neighborhood kind of ruins this part of the trail. I hiked this for the first time in the middle of winter, so I imagine in the Spring and Summer you will not be able to see these 'homes' all that well. Hopefully. All in all, great hike and workout! Just be prepared for longer than 5 miles if you plan on going end to end and back (round trip). Beautiful views of the damn at Lake Allatoona and the lake itself.

10 months ago

11 months ago

Great hike. Did the yellow to the end, then reversed on blue, red and yellow. Good climb on the way back and even saw 3 deer. Will do it again.

1 year ago

II zLove this trail. It offers some choices and it is never crowded. The red trail offers as challenging of a hill as you will find on the Cobb Bartow area trails. It's

2 years ago

This trail feels like it take s forever! When u get to the top of a strenuous hill before you turn around near the dam there is no real view. Just a tower and a building. Having said that, a great workout.