Explore the most popular 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.


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1 day 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!

Great trail! Has a lot of technical hiking features, and is great for a workout, hike, trail run.

Have been using it to get my pups in shape for a 3day hiking trip and it’s been really great!

Great view, but the East loop is better in my opinion. Very rocky/tons of roots, but not too strenuous.

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

always a wonderful visit

16 days 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.

just amazing if you want exersise. The summit at the top is a bit underwhelming, but still great. The amazing dam view makes up for it. Just try not to slip!

Awesome fun trail. Beautiful views.

Good hike overall. Didn't see a soul along the way and easy enough my 8 year old daughter to complete. Great view of the dam at the end.

1 month ago

I love taking my pups on this trail so much! It’s definitely one of my regulars; the view is amazing and it’s never too crowded when I go there. Pretty cool that they do tour guides Saturday mornings!

Easy to get to, yet offers some good time in the woods.

1 month ago

Great hike and beautiful view at the top!

Gets your blood pumping early on and finishes with a strong climb. I enjoyed this trail both times I’ve done it

my husband and i love this place!! we bring his daughters and get a good workout with a beautiful treat at the top. you can see the Atlanta skyline.

Nice and rock free compared to
west route

Decent areas for trail runs. Some extreme gains. If you are looking for a challenging run this is it.

2 months ago

Nice view from the overlook and decent workout doing both loops.

2 months ago

It was a moderate hike with a great view of Cartersville. The trail was not much to speak of but the view was worth the hike.

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