Red Top Mountain State Park Homestead and Sweetgum Trails

Emerson, Georgia 30137

Red Top Mountain State Park Homestead and Sweetgum Trails

Red Top Mountain State Park: Homestead and Sweetgum Trails Professional Guide

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"Nestled on a 1,950-acre Allatoona Lake peninsula, Red Top Mountain is among Georgia’s most popular state parks. Centuries ago these hills were home to Paleo-Indians who built mysterious mounds, which are now preserved at nearby Etowah Mounds State Historic Site.

After the Cherokee removal on the Trail of Tears in the 1830s, the hills were mined for their rich iron ore. The mines were destroyed during the Civil War, but remnants may still be seen at nearby Cooper Furnace Park."

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"Nestled along the wooded slopes of a 1,950-acre peninsula surrounded by Allatoona Lake, Red Top Mountain is among Georgia’s most popular state parks. Following the damming of the Etowah River by the US Army Corps of Engineers in the 1950s, creating Allatoona Lake, the state set aside land for Red Top Mountain State Park. The Homestead and Sweetgum Trails combine to form a rough “figure eight” network of paths winding through heavily wooded upland forests, creek bottomlands, and along the banks of the lake." Read more

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1/2/2012
Did the Sweetgum Trail with my dog. It was easy and flat, but you walk by a road for a portion of it. See my full review on my blog: http://twentysevenintwentytwelve.blogspot.com/2012/01/best-hike-this-year-so-far-sweetgum.html
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9/3/2011
very enjoyable hike. nice views of the lake. trails are well marked. saw a few deer.
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Trail Information

Emerson
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
6.25
Distance
179 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3 hours
Duration
All year
Season
USGS Allatoona Dam
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Dec 2018