Looking for a great trail in Red Top Mountain State Park, Georgia? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, trail running trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Red Top Mountain State Park ranging from 0.7 to 4.7 miles and from 869 to 1,010 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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This popular park on 12,000-acre Lake Allatoona is ideal for swimming, boating and fishing. Visitors can bring their own boats or rent from nearby Park Marine. Twelve miles of hiking trails wind through the park, providing opportunities for exercise or relaxation. The Iron Hill Trail is perfect for beginning mountain bikers. Visitors can explore a reconstructed 1860s homesite, including a log cabin and blacksmith shop. The park's music series and homestead events are held at this historic cabin. Named for the soils rich red color caused by high iron-ore content, Red Top Mountain was once an important iron mining area.

hiking
2 days ago

We had a great hike here. They had the trees marked for the different trails. A little more moderate then easy, but a great hike.

hiking
2 days ago

Great trail!

Trail was closed. We had to turn around. There was no notice being us know it was closed until we got to the blockade.

hiking
14 days ago

love the lake water

hiking
15 days ago

Well blazed and easy to follow trail. I will defiantly come back.

hiking
1 month ago

great views and lake access but i am new to this and the gravel killed my feet! guess i need better shoes because the lake was gorgeous

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

always a nice run after the rain. New construction at the log cabin parking lot since the last time I was here. I'll have to check at the ranger station to see what it is exactly they're putting in.

hiking
1 month ago

beautiful gravel trail mostly lake side. little to no climb in elevation. lots of fireflies atm :)

mountain biking
1 month ago

Very nice for leisure bikers. Nice, wide crushed rock surface, generally well-maintained. One felled tree partially blocking trail. No rocks or roots. Easy grades. No bears or snakes.

Amazing scenery, lake, and wildlife! We encounter more deer than I can count. It was raining and made for a very pleasant summer hike. I will definitely be returning! ♥️

hiking
1 month ago

My husband & I enjoyed this trail. It has wide paths most of the way. There are a few rocky places & a few uphill sections. The views of the lake are very pretty. I would suggest eating more than an apple before you begin the trail & make sure you have water. We plan on hiking again. A nice quiet place to “get away from the rat race.”

hiking
1 month ago

Moderate to omg. Lol. A lot of up and down but beautiful and very nice. Just bring water and remember to breathe

Beautiful and well-maintained trails. However, I think the trail should be noted as easy - the trail is a beautiful forest trail although not something I would consider to be a strenuous hike, which is what we were sort of looking for. Maybe this is just me, coming from growing up in the Canadian Rockies where no trail is ever forgiving. Nevertheless wonderful trail! Recommended for beginners or people who want something relaxed in nice foliage.

hiking
2 months ago

Loved the water view, mosquitoes were a tad annoying but it’s that time of year!

2 months ago

My dog Cody and I love this trail! The trail was clearly marked and well maintained.

This is a nice easy hike on a well maintained trail. I've hiked this trail at least 8-10 times. It's listed as a 2.4 mile trail, but my fitness app always clocks it right at two miles. Sweetgum is red blazed. It intersects a couple times with the Homestead Trail. When you come to the loop you can go left (easier) or right (harder). Seasoned hikers wont notice a difference, but I'm carrying a lot of extra weight, so I notice the inclines! The trail passes briefly by the lake which was quite high today because of all the recent rain. It can be a little busy on weekends and weekdays are usually sparse. Also of note if you have never hiked this trail, about halfway through the loop you will come out into the open into a large parking lot. Recently they added a few red blazes to trees in the parking lot. You have to cross the parking lot to pick up the trail again.

2 months ago

shaded. reasonably flat. good signage. open to leashed dogs. access to the lake.

Simple and easy that dead ends into a beautiful view of lake Altoona. Combined with Sweet Gum, Lakeside Trail, and visitor center loop trail it fits better in my opinion.

Sweet Gum Aka the Red blazed trail makes for a more challenging and scenic hike if you combine this, the Lakeside trail, White Tail Trail, and the visitor center loop trail together since its along the way.

2 months ago

This is probably the Best trail on Red Top Mtn. If you were gonna do ONE trail it should be this one. Nice views of the greenery of nature and the calm lagoons of Lake Altoona, flowing creeks, and moderatly challenging inclines and descents. Great for the whole family to work up a little sweat.

2 months ago

An easy path with nice sights and bikers and hikers alike can enjoy. Sometimes the blue blaze markers are a bit confusing because there are splits and crossroads that arnt on the official map. If they would improve the markings for beginners it would be helpful especially if you are on a time schedule. All in all a great hike.

on Iron Hill Trail

2 months ago

easy.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail had easy paths, places to sit and relax, and wasn’t very busy. Highly recommend for those with dogs as it was mostly shaded.

First time barefoot run here

hiking
3 months ago

Very cool trail very easy hike! I’d do it again!

hiking
3 months ago

Very short, quick one mile to the beautiful lake with some lake accesses in between.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a really pretty trail that I have hiked a few times. I would not rate it as "easy" however. I'm sure it depends on your fitness level, which I am not fit, but comparing this trail to Sweetgum, I would rate Homestead as moderate and Sweetgum as easy. There are several benches along the trail if you want to rest for a bit. One bench has a nice view of the lake. This trail also intersects a couple of times with the Sweetgum trail, so you need to watch for the yellow blazes where it splits off.

Awesome peaceful trail & Pet friendly!

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked the Iron Hill Trail at Red Top Mountain State Park on a sunny, nice Saturday afternoon 4/27/19. The parking lot was full and there were people on the trail but there were some pretty good stretches where I didn’t see anyone. This trail is open to mountain bikes and I saw maybe 4 the whole time. I’m completely out of shape and this was a good trail for me to get started back into hiking. It is well shaded and the gravel path is wide and fairly clear. I clocked 3.9 miles in 1:40. There are benches along the trail if you need to stop to rest or take in the scenery and the trail is well marked with blue blazes. You can see Lake Alatoona for most the trail. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because of the boat noise. The lake was busy on a sunny Saturday afternoon.

hiking
3 months ago

Loved that the trail width allows for hiking side by side with my spouse. It was shady all the way, so we never were caught in full hot sun. Great up and down inclines. We finished in 2 hrs and 20 min. The trading post has some great souvenirs too!

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