Red Top Mountain/Iron Hill Trail - Thu, Dec 13 2018

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Red Top Mountain/Iron Hill Trail

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cartersville, GA   Hike: Red Top Mountain/Iron Hill Trail  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Dec 13 2018  10:00 am >> Thu, Dec 13 2018 3:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 10:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Dec 10 2018 8:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Dec 13 2018 9:49 am
Event Duration:5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate (Exploratory)
Distance:7 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Grant Brown
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


It will be nice to get some distance in a beautiful location for a decent workout.  The overall elevation gain is about 800 feet.  Plan to bring a lunch and we will find a nice spot to eat.  We should make it from the carpool location to the Visitor's Center by about 10:45 and will start hiking immediately.  We should be done in time to avoid rush hour traffic.  Hope to see you!

We can save on the parking fee by having a carpool to the event.  It is a short driving distance from Chastain Road.  But, we can save some bucks!

If you wish to meet at the event and drive directly to the Visitor's Center location: 

There is a normal $5 parking fee at Georgia State Parks.  But, there are many other options related to fee payment such as senior discounts, annual passes, and library parking loaner cards. 

Go here for fee info

Here's a map of our hike plan

Red Top Mountain State Park Info

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trekking poles

How to Get There:
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Here is a link to google maps so you can create your own directions to the Visitor's Center.


659 Red Top Mountain Rd SE, Cartersville, GA 30121

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):34Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 10:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $13.60 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.

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