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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.
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!!
Depending on the flow of the Etowah it's a good spot to drop kayaks or canoes and head down.
Really wonderful trail. Nice view of the lake and dam. :) we hiked in the middle of the day on a Friday and saw no one. There's a nice little parking lot at the beginning and end of the trail.
...and everyone went hiking today. Middle of January and it's in the low 70's. This trail has a lot of up and down with a few level spots to even out your heart rate. For the first mile or so you're walking along backyards that border the property. I would consider it moderate until the climb up on the red trail, it definitely gets hard. Lots of lake views this time of year. And a quick FYI, if you do all of the trails, according to my GPS it was 6.2 miles without any backtracking.
it was a good hike but the maps were deceiving ended up in the wrong.spot had to Uber back.
Great day with lake views and some climbing and great view of the dam. Some deer and no one else on this less used trail