Explore the most popular walking 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.

well kept and marked! I liked that there are spots on the trail that are on the water so my pup can cool off!

beginning is a little challenging...pretty walk on flatter loop

nature trips
15 days ago

Definitely a workout! Took the blue to the red to the yellow and then back on the yellow to the blue. The trail is longer than 5 miles. Traveled with a couple other ladies and it took longer than expected due to it being up and down. Came across two snakes so watch out. One was black and the other was a mystery.

hiking
16 days ago

was an easy walk. nice scenery.

Local favorite.

on Homestead Trail

hiking
17 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
17 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!

on Sweetgum Loop Trail

hiking
17 days ago

Really nice, well-kept trail. I don't think it should be classified as "moderate"; it was pretty flat with the occasional gentle slope. It crosses the Lakeside trail too, if you'd like to see some beautiful views of the lake.

Beautiful!

hiking
21 days ago

Well marked trail(s) and well taken care of. It’s more of an easy hike with a couple of inclines but all and all it’s a great trail to hike.

hiking
26 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.

I am definitely out of shape.

Beautiful trail very close to the lake. Awesome view of the dam. Me and Halle (my cocker spaniel) really enjoyed the hike! Best view of the dam is from the red trail that goes straight up

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail! Very challenging! Can’t wait to see it in the winter when there isn’t any leaves.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for some miles.

Awesome trail, a lot of ups and downs. Some nice views of the lake, could barely see the dam through the trees, maybe the view is much better in winter when the trees are bare. We added the red trail to the summit, no great views there, but it was a little challenging. All in all, I liked this trail, would do it again.

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.

hiking
1 month ago

I hike a lot. That said, the double loop is sneaky challenging. Great hike and i like that there is the connected, figure 8 loop (East and West). You can decide to do more or less distance depending on how you feel mid hike.

it was beautiful and challenging buy not terrible. It's not a loop though it's out and back.

Beautiful views from the top! Nice trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Took the kids and had a great time. Saw a few deer and that brought a huge smile and excitement to the kids. Walked this trail and a smaller 3/4 mile loop connected to this trail. Beautiful views of the lake. Lovely trail. I am not an avid hiker and agree with the “moderate” skill level.

Beautiful day very nice trail.

Beautiful and difficult

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

Very nice! Went clockwise on the west loop to avoid going downhill through rugged/rocky terrain on the way back (save my knees a bit). I found this to be quite strenuous, especially the first leg (lovely summit at the top). Took the east loop counter clockwise. Both loops combined, clocked in at 5.58 miles. Excellent workout.

Definitely not moderate- should be classified as easy. Some slight elevation and pretty smooth. Remember to pay to park- 5usd

2 months ago

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

Great trail! Definitely take the red trail if you want to put in some work. Only passed a few people. Plenty of swimming spots for dogs.

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