Explore the best trails near Cartersville with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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

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

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

on Iron Hill Trail

hiking
8 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
15 days ago

Awesome work out on the West Loop. Had a great time with my wife hiking up and around this awesome trail. We have hiked to the old quarry many times but not by way of the West side. Glad we did! Beautiful.

hiking
22 days ago

Great morning hike with my wife. Met some awesome hikers. Second time on this trail, hiked in from the Spur 20 side. Liked it much better from this side. We traveled to the furnace and back to 20. Was hoping the visitors center was open but it wasn't. Still a great day.

Great hiking trail, not well marked and has some inclines which are rocky and has many roots. Overall a great hike.

Loved this trail!

hiking
27 days ago

Great trail. Plenty of ups and downs.

hiking
27 days ago

Great trail. Plenty of fall colors.

Beautiful but very rocky

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.

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

trail running
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Short and rewarding with a lovely view at the top!

I did a sunrise hike on the East Loop. The view was superb!

hiking
2 months ago

A close friend and I would hike this short but awesome trail frequently when I lived up in the area. Very pretty. It was here that I saw for the first time in my life a very small amount of snowfall. We stopped once and took a nap on a cliff side. Definitely recommended!