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#6 of 64 state parks in Georgia

Best trails in Red Top Mountain State Park

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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. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Red Top Mountain State Park ranging from 2.2 to 12.6 miles and from 859 to 1,020 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

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.

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Map of trails in Red Top Mountain State Park
Park information
Acreage:
1,776 acres
Park hours
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact
(800) 864-7275
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Top trails (7)
#1 - Iron Hill Trail
Red Top Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
#2 - Homestead Trail
Red Top Mountain State Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 13 m
Please note that the visitor center is currently closed due to COVID-19.Show more
#3 - Red Top Mountain Loop Trail
Red Top Mountain State Park
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
#4 - Sweetgum Loop Trail
Red Top Mountain State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
Lake Allatoona was built by the Army Corps of Engineers shortly after the end of World War II and it surrounds the park on three sides. This hike on the Homestead Loop is the most varied and interesting in the park. There are excellent views of Lake Allatoona and the damn from ridges along the trail and this route also drops you down to the shoreline of the lake. The park has numerous deer and you are likely to see them as you walk the Homestead Loop. Show more
#5 - White Tail Trail
Red Top Mountain State Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 24 m
#6 - Sweet Gum, Homestead and Iron Hill Trail
Red Top Mountain State Park
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Length: 12.6 mi • Est. 5 h 48 m
Combine the Sweet Gum Trail, Homestead Trail, and Iron Hill Trail with the Campsite Connector for a 12.5 mile hike around Red Top Mountain State Park. Show more
#7 - Etowah River Lakeside Loop
Red Top Mountain State Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 15 m
Short Paved Loop in Red Top Mountain State Park that is ADA accessible and a nice stroll around the lake. There are a few historic buildings and a cabin from 1869 on the loop. Paved easy route that is good for the whole family. The trail starts at the park office and follows the shore of Lake Allatoona. The trail is ADA accessible for the entire length. Plenty of benches and tables along the route. There is an 1869 Cabin and some other buildings on the loop. They hold events and demonstrations at the various buildings from time to time. It is a nice stroll to just sit on a bench and enjoy the lake.Show more