Sweetwater Creek Red Trail

MODERATE 190 reviews

Sweetwater Creek Red Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lithia Springs, Georgia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and horses and is best used from September until May. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
154 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

Sweetwater Creek Trail is a 4.2 mile loop trail located near Lithia Springs, Georgia that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking & trail running and is accessible from September until May.

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hiking
15 days ago

Great hike of the red and white trail! Really pretty and a nice 5 miles. Definitely a moderate hike

hiking
17 days ago

One of my favorite places to go in the Atlanta area.

hiking
19 days ago

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hiking
20 days ago

I wouldn't call the whole red trail easy, it gets moderate to hard in some places depending upon your skill level. Steep steps and narrow slippery rocks. Besides that, it was a beautiful trail! Loved hearing the water close by and it was well shaded. We didn't have any issues with bugs or ticks. It was pretty busy, must be a popular trail. People were in the water on the shoals. People did leave their trash along the trail, that was upsetting. Great place overall and we plan on coming back.

hiking
24 days ago

Flat open trail for the first half with more rocky steep areas in the second half. I usually combine the red trail and white trail to create a longer loop.

walking
28 days ago

$5 parking. Plenty of parking. Theres two other trails as you can see so try and find the right one or go get lost haha. This one was cool. Different little routes within it. You get to see some water! Seen about two different kinds of snakes. Saw some history. Easy walk.

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

Sweetwater is freaking awesome if you like anything to do with rivers or creeks. You can walk right alongside the water and climb all over rocks. Your also able to jump in anywhere if your brave enough. Definitely recommend going after heavy rainfall.

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1 month ago

Easy and short hike on red. Cool historical stuff as well with great view of river.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy to get lost but in the end everything connects . I actually got lost through some type of flower field and ended up in a really sketchy secluded place with old abandoned cars and etc . So just pay attention !

hiking
1 month ago

Easy to get lost but in the end everything connects . I actually got lost through some type of flower field and ended up in a really sketchy secluded place with old abandoned cars and etc . So just pay attention !

hiking
1 month ago