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Red Top Mountain State Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Red Top Mountain State Park, Acworth, GA   Hike: Red Top Mountain State Park  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Feb 10 2017  8:00 am >> Fri, Feb 10 2017 5:00 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Feb 1 2017 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Feb 9 2017 11:00 pm
Event Duration:9 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:15 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Red Top Mountain State Park is located on 12,000-acre Lake Allatoona and was once an important mining area named for the soil’s rich red color caused by high iron-ore content.  More than 15 miles of trails wind through the forested park.

We will hike each of the trails in the the park including:

- Homestead Trail (5.5 miles)
- White Tail Trail (1 mile)
- Lakeside Trail (1 mile)
- Sweet Gum Trail (3.5 miles)
- Visitor Center Loop / Campground Trail (~1 mile)
- Iron Hill Trail (4 miles)

We plan to hike at a moderate pace and stop for lunch and to take photos along the way.

Although we will cover about 15 miles, there is very little elevation change on these trails compared to most D4 hikes.  Also, we will hike the 4-mile Iron Hill Trail last, so if you find that 15 miles is too many for you, you can complete the hike at 11 miles instead.

Trail Map:

Required Items to Bring:

Water or Energy Drinks
Trail Snacks
Good Hiking Shoes/Boots
$5 to Park or GA State Park Pass

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Hiking Poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Red Top Mountain State Park
50 Lodge Road SE
Acworth, GA 30102

Located 45 minutes north of Atlanta near Cartersville, 1.5 miles east of I-75 exit #285.

From I-75 N Exit #285, turn right onto Red Top Mtn Rd and go about 2 miles to the Red Top Mountain State Park Visitor Center.  We will meet at the store.

NOTE: There was a fire at the lodge, and the office and bathrooms there are closed.  We will not be meeting at this location. (**Thanks Ann for the info**)


Free, but there is a $5.00 parking fee per car, if you do not already have a Georgia State Park parking pass.

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