Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

hiking
2 days 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.

hiking
16 days 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.

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

1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail

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
5 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
5 months ago

Great for kids. My 2 year old loves it.

great trail had a good time well beaten down wide path,nice seanery watch for exposed roots. l would definitely hike again.

Good work out

Well maintained trails with views of the lake for about 1/3 of the walk.

moderate trail

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail! We took the dogs and loved it!

hiking
11 months ago

Awesome trail with multiple spots to rest an enjoy to view of the lake. Will definitely be going back.

hiking
Monday, April 17, 2017

Great trail but would rate easy with a few moderate spots

Monday, April 03, 2017

Nice trail. Not too difficult with good views. Most of the river views are through the trees but it's still nice. Plenty of space on the trail and it's well marked, well kept.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Pretty lake views. There is a $5 parking fee since this trail is part of Red Top MTN State Park. A few hills, but a pretty easy hike overall. It ends up being a little more than 5 miles starting at the visitor's center.

on Homestead Trail

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Great trail. Nice hills. Love walking through the pine forest. Pine needles underfoot can be slippery, so make certain you have the proper footwear. Lovely lake/river views. Oh, and very cute camp store at the visitor center. We'll be back.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Great, easy trail! It was fun to bring the pup out there and there's plenty of little trails that go down towards the lake so you can swim or hang out!

hiking
Thursday, March 30, 2017

The trail was beautiful, especially if you go clockwise and get the water views at halfway mark; however, after hiking this one and Sweetgum I do believe they have these two mismarked. I would categorize Sweetgum as easy and Homestead as Moderate. Homestead had a lot more areas of incline and hills no matter which way you went. Will definitely get a good workout in with this trail.

Monday, March 27, 2017

I really enjoyed this hike! It really kicked my butt in some spots!

hiking
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Nice little trail to a view of the lake. The kids really enjoyed it!

hiking
Sunday, March 19, 2017

Love this trail. My wife and I just hiked it today and it is a great work out. Not a strenuous hike but if you hike it at a fast pace it has some good elevation to give you a moderate workout. We will back more often.

hiking
Monday, February 27, 2017

Close to the lodge, nice trail which is adjacent from Sweet Gum, leading to Lake Alatoona.

hiking
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Easily marked with some twists and turns (some uphills) throughout. Nice trail maintaining though, props to Georgia State Parks for keeping it litter free and well maintained.

hiking
Sunday, February 26, 2017

This was a really great Trail to hike. Lots of beautiful views and challenging pathways. Will definitely go back.

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