Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Cartersville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

These are really good trails with lots to see. We did both loops combined with Coopers Furnace trail, it ended up being a 7.3 miles all together.

hiking
17 days ago

was an easy walk. nice scenery.

on Homestead Trail

hiking
19 days ago

One of my favorite trails! Well maintained and full of beautiful views of the lake. There's a side trail towards the northeastern corner of the trail that leads down to a solitary bench right at the shore of the lake. Love to stop there, eat a snack, and enjoy the view of the lake!

on Lakeside Trail

hiking
19 days ago

Nice paved trail. Would be great for families with kids since it's a very easy trail and has a play area along the way. There are loads of benches and picnic tables nearby. Nice views of the lake too!

Beautiful!

hiking
28 days ago

First time on this trail. It was clean and well-marked throughout. Views of the lake almost the entire time - lots of little paths off the main walk that can take you closer to the water. Beautiful in spring time! Trail begins down off to the left of the parking lot.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for some miles.

The trail is clearly marked and there’s a lot to see. The uphill is decently steep and the summit is beautiful. Be aware that the mileage listed seems to be incorrect. It’s closer to 3.9 miles around the loop and to the summit round trip.

hiking
1 month ago

Near Iron Hill Trail. I like to run Iron Hill then hike this right after. A bit challenging at a few spots. Several spots to veer off and sit on small somewhat-secluded beaches and modest overlooks of the lake. Very nice scenery.

trail running
1 month ago

Easy walk/jog. Very nice escape. Easy-to-follow path. Couple good spots for dogs to swim too.

Beautiful views, easy walk and not too crowded. Highly recommend. Don’t forget you need $5 for parking.

2 months ago

Nice trial, some slight elevation, well marked, decent views. Remember to pay 5usd to park.

hiking
2 months ago

Love this trail at all seasons of the year. Easy and inspiring.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy flowing slightly up and down trail. Not many roots or rocks.

Very easy to complete trail. Pet friendly. Scenic view along the path.

hiking
2 months ago

Wide trails and mostly flat. Beautiful views of the lake!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice little easy hike with mild hills and good views of the lake. Follows the lake almost the entire trail. We stopped for lunch at the tip of the peninsula. The picnic tables could use some work and the trail could be marked a little better, but I’m definitely going to come back at some point. I would like to bring my bike next time!

Done both loops, this one is significantly better. Less traffic, better views on the way up.

always a wonderful visit

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail

I've done both the east and west loops, the east loop is a better hike in my opinion. Dogs are allowed and my 9 yo black lab had no problem with it. The view from the top is great, you can clearly see Allatoona and there's plenty of room to stop for a bite.

Great trail. Wide and mostly flat. Stroller accessible. Shaded year-round.

Nice and rock free compared to
west route

hiking
5 months ago

Had a great time geocaching with the pups. Really nice wooded trail along with nice views of the lake!

nice walk around lake

Beautiful area lots of history!

hiking
6 months ago

Great for kids. My 2 year old loves it.

hiking
6 months ago

Cold day but still rewarding with some decent views of the lake. A majority of the leaves have fallen so foliage is very limited.

hiking
6 months ago

Posted a picture that was in the October issue of BackPacker Magazine as one of the most colorful hikes in Georgia. ✌️

hiking
7 months ago

We had our jogging stroller-trail was perfect! Appropriately challenging for the family but it wasn’t impossible to get my jogging stroller through. We had a wonderful time with the 3 kids and can’t wait to go back.

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