Iron Hill Trail

EASY 159 reviews

Iron Hill Trail is a 3.4 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 and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
141 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

$5.00 for parking

hiking
2 days ago

Great trail for some miles.

trail running
5 days ago

Easy walk/jog. Very nice escape. Easy-to-follow path. Couple good spots for dogs to swim too.

22 days ago

Beautiful views, easy walk and not too crowded. Highly recommend. Don’t forget you need $5 for parking.

hiking
1 month ago

Love this trail at all seasons of the year. Easy and inspiring.

1 month ago

Very easy to complete trail. Pet friendly. Scenic view along the path.

hiking
1 month ago

Wide trails and mostly flat. Beautiful views of the lake!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice little easy hike with mild hills and good views of the lake. Follows the lake almost the entire trail. We stopped for lunch at the tip of the peninsula. The picnic tables could use some work and the trail could be marked a little better, but I’m definitely going to come back at some point. I would like to bring my bike next time!

2 months ago

always a wonderful visit

2 months ago

Great trail. Wide and mostly flat. Stroller accessible. Shaded year-round.

hiking
4 months ago

Had a great time geocaching with the pups. Really nice wooded trail along with nice views of the lake!

hiking
5 months ago

Cold day but still rewarding with some decent views of the lake. A majority of the leaves have fallen so foliage is very limited.

hiking
5 months ago

Posted a picture that was in the October issue of BackPacker Magazine as one of the most colorful hikes in Georgia. ✌️

hiking
6 months ago

We had our jogging stroller-trail was perfect! Appropriately challenging for the family but it wasn’t impossible to get my jogging stroller through. We had a wonderful time with the 3 kids and can’t wait to go back.

6 months ago

love this with the dogs!

trail running
7 months ago

pretty flat. couple of decent hills. lake views along most of trail. cross over 4 or 5 wooden trail bridges.

7 months ago

Awesome!

hiking
7 months ago

My twins and I love this trail. Lots of people and dogs!

7 months ago

Had a flat wide trail surface.

7 months ago

Good for trail running

hiking
8 months ago

Nice, wide, well maintained trail. There are benches and picnic areas along the way and if you're so inclined there's a number of places you can easily get to the lake and take a dip. It's a pretty easy flat trail and there are lots of side trails that look interesting to explore.

8 months ago

beautiful! well worth the hike

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Nice, wide, well maintained (gravel and pine straw) trail that winds its way by the coves on Lake Allatoona. 1 to 5 mile hike. I saw multiple wildflowers. Camping sites nearby. Kayaking.

hiking
10 months ago

Yes it's easy, yes it's flat, and it's really only about the lake views in this one. But walking through the abandoned campground was different and that makes this one worth it. I put a video up on You.tube going through the campgrounds. Abandoned campground Red Top Mountain State Park.

hiking
11 months ago

Friday, April 21, 2017

Nice trail for easy leisure walking.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

georgious hike on a beautiful day

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

good trail nice for riding. or a good run.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

hiking
Monday, January 23, 2017

If you're looking for ups and downs this isn't your trail. This is, for the most part, a very easy, very level packed gravel lakeside walk. It winds through what use to be a camp ground that was closed in the early to mid 1980's. There's picnic tables all along the shoreline, abandoned restroom facilities, and old signage. It would be amazing if one day the park decided to re activate some of these old camp sites as 'backpack in only' grounds since they offer some of the absolute best lake views in the park. I wouldn't recommend this for mountain biking, by the time you realize you're bored to tears the loop will be about done.

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