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it's a regular for me. my dog loves going

Not a bad hike at all! Went by quickly, got a beautiful view at the top, and had an opportunity to see some changing leaves, too. Took my small dog along with me, saw lots of other pets on the trail.

Good workout. Need better markings to follow though

Went on a week day afternoon, so the traffic was very light. It is a beautiful trail but a little intimidating since the main trail is crisscrossed with smaller tracks. Would have been more relaxing and super helpful if the trails were more clearly marked for us newcomers. That said, it is an experience to be had.

Good hike

hiking
24 days ago

Rocky trail and a good climb - but the view is worth it!

on Iron Hill Trail

24 days ago

Gorgeous hike around Lake Allatoona. The lake is within view on most of the hike. Relatively flat and wide trail. We added a few extensions and was able to squeak out a six-miler on the Iron Hill Trail.

Easy trail, nice Sunday walk.

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice trail. A bit rocky so wear good shoes or boots. The left (teal) Trail is rockier and steeper incline to the overlook. We added the East Loop for a full 5 miles. You get to climb twice

hiking
1 month ago

Great stroll around Red Top with views of Allatoona Lake. It’s more like 5.5 miles total.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail, easy, wide path, but why $5?

love it

loved it

hiking
1 month ago

I've been hiking this trail 2 to 3 times a month for the last five or six years. Winter, spring, summer, and fall I keep coming back.It helps keep you in shape for other more difficult hies but it is best used to get some alone time. I go during the week and often times can hike the whole way without encountering another soul.
My dog has been along on most every hike and knows her way around without hesitation. I love hiking in north Ga. but this one is home!

To me this was a good workout. Not standard ascend/ descend a peak. I’ve never done so much up and down, so it felt great when done. They do need someone to pick up all the trash. Worst trail head ever.

walking
1 month ago

Very, very, very. Hot! No shade at all! Much better in perfect weather.

Me and Halle ( my Cocker Spaniel ) love this hiking trail in the summer. It’s very shaded and much cooler than most and easy access to the Lake. She loves swimming.

hiking
1 month ago

Great somewhat easy to moderate trail with a nice incline. Be safe during wet weather as rocks are slippery.

hiking
1 month ago

Good hike, if you start the west loop going to the left it’s a steeper climb , the right side its an gradual elevation. Regardless good either side.

More of a Hard rated trail during the first mile compared to other moderate trails within 20 mile radius. Sharp Rocky and sometimes narrow path. Not good for training with any back weight; could twist an ankle if not cautious. Good leg workout on dicey terrain. Not good during wet days due to rocks.
Good workout, but I don’t feel it’s worth it.

hiking
2 months ago

This hike is a great one to test your foot placement :) Lots of roots and rocks and technical aspects. Great serious uphills (and downhills, since it is a loop). This is one of the more strenuous hikes I have done. Trekking poles are a big help for stability. No long-range views, just some nice scenery within the trail itself. Great photo stops (babbling brook, fern gardens, etc). Trail is very well marked with blazes.

hiking
2 months ago

One of the best hikes I have ever done.
The trail is some what easy with some small inclinations. Its basically a 3.5 mile loop with 2 mile extension. Half way is scenic with lake on one side. You can enjoy the small beaches alongside the trail. We have covered the adjacent Sweet Gum Trail and this one in one stretch.

hiking
2 months ago

Loved seeing all the history!

hiking
2 months ago

This is a good trail to get a little exercise on if your in the area or if you live close by, but I wouldn't go out of my way to hike here.

This is always a good one. Try going during the week, it gets busy on the weekends.

on Etowah River Walk

walking
2 months ago

We love this loop. Beautiful area year round. Great for running as well.

Great training Mountain, especially starting at the opposite side of the trail and heading straight up. Blazes are easy to follow. it is a pretty hike, but no views from the top.

Not well marked

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