Sweetgum Loop Trail

MODERATE 41 reviews

Sweetgum Loop Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cartersville, Georgia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
249 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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 interesting in the park. There are excellent views of Lake Allatoona and the damn from ridges along the trail and this route also drops you down to the shoreline of the lake. The park has numerous deer and you are likely to see them as you walk the Homestead Loop.

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moderate trail

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5 months ago

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.

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8 months ago

Beautiful trail! My husband and I hiked it(walking briskly) in an hour. Going to try the Homestead trail next which is twice as long. Pretty easy hike with the exception of some moderately steep hills to climb. Great workout!

8 months ago

Great hiking trail lots of roots and rocks but not bad.