Etowah River Lakeside Loop

EASY 17 reviews

Etowah River Lakeside Loop is a 0.6 mile moderately 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.6 miles
13 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly


nature trips


bird watching




partially paved


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.

28 days ago

Nice spot for an easy walk with the dogs

11 months ago

Did something crazy and hiked every trail at Red Top one Sunday. This review will cover the entire experience. Well marked, nicely maintained, and surprisingly quiet considering how popular it is. The views were gorgeous and there is enough of a variety in the trails to really give you a workout. Great place to train for more strenuous hikes and events.

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Nice paved trail. Would be great for families with kids since it's a very easy trail and has a play area along the way. There are loads of benches and picnic tables nearby. Nice views of the lake too!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

good for kids as there is a player area mid trail.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Nice little trail. Great viewing of the lake and the old buildings.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Great trail. Plenty of fall colors.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Great walking trail, handicap access

Friday, July 24, 2015

We stopped here on a whim to stretch our legs after a long haul car ride. We stopped pretty early so we only experienced one other couple and a lady with 3 dogs on the trail. I was nice but nothing to write home about: not the mountainous hike you'd expect.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Small ADA .75 mile Loop paved trail from the visitor center of red top mountain state park. It wanders around the lake and has a small cabin/blacksmith/and a few other small buildings. It is pretty crowded sometimes, but has alot of nice benches and some tables. If you have small kids/elderly/or just want to take a small stroll around the lake it is nice. If you are looking for secluded mountain wilderness this is not a trail I would recommend.

23 days ago

6 months ago

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

bird watching
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