Homestead Trail

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Homestead Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cartersville, Georgia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
682 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

scenic driving

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Parking is $5 at the Red Top Mountain State Park visitor's center. You can also purchase an annual pass to park at all GA State Parks.

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27 days ago

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

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2 months ago

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

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5 months ago

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

6 months ago

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.

6 months ago

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.

hiking
6 months ago

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.

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6 months ago