Explore the most popular forest trails in Red Top Mountain State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

well kept and marked! I liked that there are spots on the trail that are on the water so my pup can cool off!

hiking
19 days ago

was an easy walk. nice scenery.

on Homestead Trail

hiking
21 days ago

One of my favorite trails! Well maintained and full of beautiful views of the lake. There's a side trail towards the northeastern corner of the trail that leads down to a solitary bench right at the shore of the lake. Love to stop there, eat a snack, and enjoy the view of the lake!

on Sweetgum Loop Trail

hiking
21 days ago

Really nice, well-kept trail. I don't think it should be classified as "moderate"; it was pretty flat with the occasional gentle slope. It crosses the Lakeside trail too, if you'd like to see some beautiful views of the lake.

Beautiful!

hiking
24 days ago

Well marked trail(s) and well taken care of. It’s more of an easy hike with a couple of inclines but all and all it’s a great trail to hike.

Nice Hiking. Not too difficult, but on the right day.... It's a nice way to spend a few hours

hiking
29 days 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.

This is a nice trail if you want a fair amount of distance (I clocked in @ 6.77 miles) without too many strenuous hills. Like others have said, should be rated easy with only a few moderate spots.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for some miles.

hiking
1 month ago

Near Iron Hill Trail. I like to run Iron Hill then hike this right after. A bit challenging at a few spots. Several spots to veer off and sit on small somewhat-secluded beaches and modest overlooks of the lake. Very nice scenery.

trail running
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

Took the kids and had a great time. Saw a few deer and that brought a huge smile and excitement to the kids. Walked this trail and a smaller 3/4 mile loop connected to this trail. Beautiful views of the lake. Lovely trail. I am not an avid hiker and agree with the “moderate” skill level.

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

Super afternoon day hike with my dog..
Trail are well marked, well maintained and the lake is beautiful in early spring.

Definitely not moderate- should be classified as easy. Some slight elevation and pretty smooth. Remember to pay to park- 5usd

2 months ago

Nice trial, some slight elevation, well marked, decent views. Remember to pay 5usd to park.

hiking
2 months ago

Love this trail at all seasons of the year. Easy and inspiring.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy flowing slightly up and down trail. Not many roots or rocks.

Very easy to complete trail. Pet friendly. Scenic view along the path.

hiking
3 months ago

Wide trails and mostly flat. Beautiful views of the lake!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice little easy hike with mild hills and good views of the lake. Follows the lake almost the entire trail. We stopped for lunch at the tip of the peninsula. The picnic tables could use some work and the trail could be marked a little better, but I’m definitely going to come back at some point. I would like to bring my bike next time!

always a wonderful visit

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail

Great trail. Wide and mostly flat. Stroller accessible. Shaded year-round.

First time here and I’d say this is overall a moderate to easy trail. It’s very dog and kid friendly. There are multiple path options and trails are clear and well marked. There were bathrooms available at the start and at about the 4 mile mark at the visitors center (assuming you follow this map). The one thing worth noting is that there was no “wow” view, no massive visual award for trekking here. The lake had receded greatly when we visited. No complaints though. Enjoy!

Loved this hike! Went after the hurricane, some damage but, clean up was happening. Very few other hikers out. Was nice to sit on a log for a snack and watch the deer go by.

hiking
6 months ago

Had a great time geocaching with the pups. Really nice wooded trail along with nice views of the lake!

hiking
6 months ago

I would probably rate this trail as easy. Short little afternoon hike with some awesome views of the trees changing colors and of Lake Allatoona! We posted about this hike on our Instagram page @pathsandpourovers if you'd like to check it out!

hiking
6 months ago

Great for kids. My 2 year old loves it.

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