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#7 of 64 state parks in Georgia

Best trails in Red Top Mountain State Park

2,162 Reviews
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
Iron Hill Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cartersville, Georgia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and Show more
#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
Red Top Mountain Loop Trail is a 5.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cartersville, Georgia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options Show more
#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 interestiShow more
#5 - White Tail Trail
Red Top Mountain State Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 24 m
White Tail Trail is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cartersville, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a numShow more
#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 iShow more