Explore the most popular trail running 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.

on Iron Hill Trail

hiking
29 days ago

Great views and fairly easy trail. Overall super easy. Enjoyed it a lot and a nice trail to do with young children. Great for beginners

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail with awesome views. Fairly easy hiking. There was some climbing in elevation but nothing difficult.

it's a regular for me. my dog loves going

Beautiful water views and well maintained trail.

Went on a week day afternoon, so the traffic was very light. It is a beautiful trail but a little intimidating since the main trail is crisscrossed with smaller tracks. Would have been more relaxing and super helpful if the trails were more clearly marked for us newcomers. That said, it is an experience to be had.

Part of this trail is closed and you can’t make the loop. Unknown how much is closed or for how long. Otherwise relatively easy trail but great for the pups!

on Iron Hill Trail

1 month ago

Gorgeous hike around Lake Allatoona. The lake is within view on most of the hike. Relatively flat and wide trail. We added a few extensions and was able to squeak out a six-miler on the Iron Hill Trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Great stroll around Red Top with views of Allatoona Lake. It’s more like 5.5 miles total.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail, easy, wide path, but why $5?

This is not a hiking trail... it’s a nature trail. Was not impressed. The views were minimal and I just felt like I was on a middle school nature trail field trip. Wouldn’t go back.

love it

hiking
2 months ago

I've been hiking this trail 2 to 3 times a month for the last five or six years. Winter, spring, summer, and fall I keep coming back.It helps keep you in shape for other more difficult hies but it is best used to get some alone time. I go during the week and often times can hike the whole way without encountering another soul.
My dog has been along on most every hike and knows her way around without hesitation. I love hiking in north Ga. but this one is home!

hiking
3 months ago

One of the best hikes I have ever done.
The trail is some what easy with some small inclinations. Its basically a 3.5 mile loop with 2 mile extension. Half way is scenic with lake on one side. You can enjoy the small beaches alongside the trail. We have covered the adjacent Sweet Gum Trail and this one in one stretch.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a good trail to get a little exercise on if your in the area or if you live close by, but I wouldn't go out of my way to hike here.

Great trail

We love it!❤️

backpacking
3 months ago

Started Sunday morning a little after 10. Great trail. Lots of twisties and elevation change. I have a couple sketchy joints, and I carry a weighted pack, so I was plenty ready to be finished at about mile 4. I think the difficulty ratings are all relative to your physical ability and environmental circumstances. I would rate it easy to moderate in quite a few places. Lots of flats, lots of elevation change that had me puffing. Several places almost halfway in to go to the shore of Allatoona. One gentleman was swimming laps. A couple shucked their clothes and got in the water in their underwear. There were not many people on the trail. I went long stretches without meeting other hikers. Plenty of well-behaved dogs, but one hiker didn’t pick up poop. Bad washout at 4.5. It was about 6.2 miles total for me. I didn’t like that there were no signs for the visitors center on the way out. Several trails intersect with this one, and I took a wrong turn at 5.5

Easy, wide trail with gravel. Goes along Allatoona Lake for most of the way. Quiet and pretty peaceful. Even saw a couple of deer! Really great day spent here!

hiking
3 months ago

I enjoyed this trail far more than Sweetgum. I avoided this one for awhile because it’s rated as easy and I prefer moderate trails. However, this one is easy to moderate with some gentle elevation changes and a few rocks and roots, with beautiful forest and lake scenery, so I never got bored. The homestead loop is 5 miles but when you factor in the trail to and from the visitor’s center it totals right at 6 miles. I completed it in 2.5 hours excluding breaks, and I’m only in so-so shape, so it’s easy to make decent time here. I’ll definitely come back.

nice easy grade, great views of the lake. great testing spot on the boulders at the half-way mark before heading back.

This trail is great. Gorgeous views. Very well marked. The trail is all gravel except for a couple of short, wood bridges, so if you have a stroller, make sure it is made for off-roading.

Great Place nice view Great Rangers volunteers are very helpful

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.

Fun trail with wide paths.

Great hike! First portion was paved, but rest was well traveled dirt path. Tired the kids out, but great views of Allatoona!

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike, clearly marked, more on the easy side, provides nice picnic spots

I've hiked this trail about 3 times now and it's really nice. Great views of the water and lots of little veer off trails leading to small beaches. The trail is well maintained and well marked. Would recommend.

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.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail! Red Top always has well marked trails. I've done this one many times with my pup.

This is a great loop trail. It's a fairly easy well maintained path. Nice views of the lake as you weave in and out of the beautiful hardwoods.

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