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

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Did the right side of the trail, will come back and do the left.

Depending on the flow of the Etowah it's a good spot to drop kayaks or canoes and head down.

mountain biking
4 days ago

birding
4 days ago

canoeing
5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

canoeing
5 days ago

Great spot for a put in.

hiking
5 days ago

Both loops are great, noticed some slight differences at the entrance (I think the one off the interstate has more parking options). Fun hike, good views of Alatoona lake

good trail nice for riding. or a good run.

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

One of my close to home favorites. I run the loop clockwise to save the best lake views for the way back. A few hills but nothing hard on this one.

ok so this trail is deceiving when you come to the sign that says trail ya its not its .5 miles and at the end is the lake and tons of trash so don't go right! you want to go left 50 feet in you will see a big stairway this goes to some big tree if you don't take the stairs just keep going straight when you reach the gate with a stop sign that's the 1.5 mile mark now you can keep going past that but its about 4 to 4 more miles this takes you to down town emerson look at peoples recorded maps 2 or 3 will show this route.

Love the civil war history! Very easy hike, pet friendly !

Really wonderful trail. Nice view of the lake and dam. :) we hiked in the middle of the day on a Friday and saw no one. There's a nice little parking lot at the beginning and end of the trail.