Vineyard Mountain Trail

HARD 71 reviews

Vineyard Mountain Trail is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cartersville, Georgia that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1528 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

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nature trips

trail running

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lake

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hiking
6 days ago

Did this back in Oct 2016 on the return to Atlanta after attending the air show in Rome, GA. I would rate it as a D2. Other than the climb to the top of the mountain, it was relatively flat and not too challenging. The 600' climb up the mountain would be around a D3, similar to a climb up Stone Mountain. Otherwise, a nice rolling hike along the shore of the lake most of the time.

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hiking
1 month ago

Fun trail, moderate to strenuous at times. Well worth it

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2 months ago

This trail is more difficult than the elevation profile shows, mostly due to the footing. This was my first time on the trail and I did not bring my poles - I won't make that mistake again.

There are 3 blaze colors, a bit faded in spots but frequent enough so they are easy to follow:
Yellow - the longest one. Runs North/South
Blue - the shortest, runs from North parking to merge of the 3 at center portion of the loop
Red - runs from the merger of the 3 at NE loop to the top and then back down to yellow at eastern portion of the loop.

If you want the most VoX for time, park at the North area on Allatoona Dam Rd, hike up either yellow or blue, then take red to the top, then down to yellow. At that point, you can go back up red and back trace or take yellow NW and complete the loop as many times as you have the time/energy.

The majority of the trail distance wise is the the in/out to the south parking on Red Top Mtn Rd. I did not find most of that section interesting or very difficult. Something to do once perhaps. The entire trail, all 3 blazes tracked to be 6.5m according to the AllTrails app (https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/vineyard-mountain-trail--37)

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3 months ago

Great hike

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3 months ago

This is an excellent workout hike. Lots of "ups and downs"! Can also do the blue loop trail to add even a more difficult hike!!

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