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Great beginners hike or a hike with your dog. Loved it. Had quite a few beautiful lake front spots to let your dogs loose and have a blast.

there are more bike trails than walking but I have fully explored all but two which are bike only paths. tons of great views and easy to navigate. my favorite park so far

trail running
19 days ago

Pretty quiet. Good run. Steady mild ups or downs. Finished next to a nice small lake. Drinking fountain in parking lot. No restrooms. Good wildlife sounds.

hiking
19 days ago

Love this Trail. It is a little piece of heaven in the middle of suburbia!

love this trail! great boulders in the river for relaxing, and a decent workout too. the ruins are cool.

Nice and Easy !

mountain biking
1 month ago

Out of 4 to 5 trails I've biked on, this is probably the shortest in distance. However, I'd consider this trail more "workout" than fun (...nothing wrong with that). Lots of steep elevations and narrow paths. Not as many bikers on the trail as anticipated but way more hikers. The hikers were mindful and respectful of the biker's traffic. Not a whole lot to see on the 2 mile bike loop but as mentioned, you will get a good workout. I went on a Saturday and curious if I will feel the same on a Sunday biking in the opposite direction.
I am definitely adding this trail to my favorites.

trail running
1 month ago

Nice network of trails with varying grades and windy-ness. Love running around and taking a dip in the creek with the cool, old ruins there. We saw a fantasy costume photoshoot taking place in the natural river scenery, and a group taking their yoga walk. People have fun mountain biking— look out for them. The pond is a lovely setting for gazing, with a dock for lounging or other friendly activities.

While hiking here, someone busted out my car window. Upon discussing with friends, it turns out another friend had a window busted out here a couple of weeks ago, and another had her car keyed. Will not be back. Seems to be a hotspot for criminal activity.

great easy trail...you can take a stroller on the trail great for kids. this trail can get pretty busy in the spring and summer months.

Lots of up/downs & windy trails. Probably really fun for mountain biking

nice walking trail once you cross the bridge and turn right. didn't run into any bikers

Great trail. Many options to take on the trial. Visiting from another state. I would recommend it but put mosquito spray on before you ride. They were out today.

hiking
2 months ago

Did something crazy and hiked every trail at Red Top one Sunday. This review will cover the entire experience. Well marked, nicely maintained, and surprisingly quiet considering how popular it is. The views were gorgeous and there is enough of a variety in the trails to really give you a workout. Great place to train for more strenuous hikes and events.

hiking
2 months ago

I love this trail. scramble across the huge rocks along the side of the creek.. I never finished the loop. would just go to the end of creek where it turns into private property then turn around. I'm not sure if I was using the actual trail at points. it may go up further on the hill at spots but I just stayed next to the water and climbed across the rocks. the ruins at the start of the trail are really cool as well. there are ruins that follow the creek too! civil war era hydroelectric paper mill from what I remember .. it's a 5star for the nearby area... obviously doesn't compare to some North Georgia trails lol

2nd time I've been, and this time I learned that Sope Creek Trail connects to Cochran Shoals Trail, and when they switch over there are separate maps on the trail. Both maps look very similar so you need to make sure you know which one you are on.
We walked an extra 3 miles going to the wrong parking lot.
I was still a great hike, but it's a good thing we weren't in a rush to get out.

hiking
3 months ago

One of my favorite trails in the Atlanta area. On the easier side of moderate, but a great workout nonetheless. Wide paths, nicely shaded, and dog friendly.

hiking
3 months ago

was an easy walk. nice scenery.

Beautiful!

This is an easy, well shaded trail with decent signage and lots of options to explore. The mill ruins by the creek are definitely worth seeing! Very pretty for an in-town hike, but there’s a good bit of noise from nearby roads. On the plus side, it was not as crowded as expected for a beautiful Friday in the springtime.

hiking
3 months ago

very kid friendly. nice for pets too. Unfortunately the signs aren't very informative.

Park as soon as you turn off Old Alabama for the 1.4 mile hiking trail - easy walk in wooded area. Drawback was the drone of traffic in the background and rather monotonous scenery.

hiking
3 months ago

First time on this trail. It was clean and well-marked throughout. Views of the lake almost the entire time - lots of little paths off the main walk that can take you closer to the water. Beautiful in spring time! Trail begins down off to the left of the parking lot.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail for some miles.

This is a mountain bike trail - so bikes should be respected at all times, and pedestrian traffic should be in the opposite direction. This is well marked at the start of the trailhead. That said, your best bet for hiking or trail running is very early or late in the day, so that you are not in the bikers way (because, after all, this is a biking trail first and foremost).

Great single track trail with a good variety of obstacles. Green, Blue, and Red sections loop - so you can add more distance to the walk as desired. Nothing really scenic - just a walk in the woods.

mountain biking
3 months ago

first time doing a MTB trail and it kicked my ass.. might stick to sidewalks for now

trail running
3 months ago

Easy walk/jog. Very nice escape. Easy-to-follow path. Couple good spots for dogs to swim too.

Beautiful views, easy walk and not too crowded. Highly recommend. Don’t forget you need $5 for parking.

4 months ago

It says moderate but I would say more on the easy side. Trails well defined and lots of different loops you can create within the park. Great experience and very kid/dog friendly

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