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Friday Morning at Red Top Mountain State Park
|Event Location:||Red Top Mountain State Park, Cartersville, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Fri, Jul 6 2018 10:00 am >> Fri, Jul 6 2018 12:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Sun, Jul 1 2018 3:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Jul 6 2018 8:00 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Holt Ward|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||14|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Let’s hike the Homestead trail at Red Top Mountain State Park. This moderate paced hike will cover approximately 5 miles in about 2 hours. Although the hiking is not difficult, our itinerary will include enough short climbs that beginners should be cautioned.
We will meet at the Park Offices located at 50 Lodge Road, Cartersville, GA. The park offices are temporarily closed due to a fire but the parking lot is open. As this is a State Park, there is a cost of $5 or use of an annual State Park parking pass. There are temporary bathroom facilities at this parking lot.
For our hike, we will begin with a short out and back on the White Tail trail which reaches a point with great views of Lake Allatoona. Next we will head toward the Homestead trail and complete the 3 miles loop. While hiking the loop, we will stop briefly at two additional lake views. Utilizing the Homestead and Sweet Gum trails we will return to the Park office parking lot.
Red Top Mountain State Park is located on what was once a thriving Iron Ore Mining operation which operated prior to the Civil War.
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