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Red Top Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Red Top Mountain State Park and Lodge   Hike: Red Top Mountain  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 27 2021  9:00 am >> Sat, Feb 27 2021 12:30 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Feb 24 2021 7:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Feb 27 2021 9:00 am
Event Duration:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:9 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Please come hike with me at Red Top Mountain - we will hike approx. 8 miles on the Sweet Gum Trail, Homestead Trail, and the Iron Hill Trail.  

Meet at Red Top Mtn State Park & Lodge (Park Office).  At 9:00 our hike will start and we will hike out of the parking lot by starting on the Sweetgum Trail which will connect with the Homestead Trail.  The White Tail Trail is a very short trail but has some beautiful views of Lake Allatoona.  We will then hike down the campground trail and the Iron Hill Trail (there may be bicycle traffic on the Iron Hill Trail)

These trails have some elevation but I take hills slow and easy. We will hike at a moderate pace (under 3 mph) and take a couple very brief water breaks. 

$5 daily parking pass required (unless you already have annual pass). you can purchase at visitor's center but I'm not sure about at the Lodge (there may be a kiosk in the parking lot to pay but it might be cash only).  to play it safe just purchase online.

COVID-19 - please be respectful to AOC members and other hikers on the trails - keep social distance at least six feet between yourself and your fellow hikers.  Please be advised that attendees of AOC events should have face coverings on their person, in the event they are unable to maintain a physical distance of 6 feet.


AOC limit on this event is 10 hikers - ocassionally (if everybody logs in at once and registers at once) the system has a glitch and may allow more than 10 hikers on the event.  If this does happen I am obligated to keep to the 10 limit and remove the last ones that signed up.  I get notification of time you register and to be fair the first 10 are the only ones that I keep on the roster.  


Required Items to Bring:

good hiking boots/shoes
GA State Parks pass or CASH $5.00

water and snacks

Recommended Items to Bring:
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hiking pole(s)



How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Meet at the Red Top Mtn State Park & Lodge (Park Office/Visitor's Center) 21 Lodge Road SE, Cartersville, GA 30121

From Atlanta, take I-75 Northbound to exit #285. Go right (east) on Red Top Mountain Road SE and cross Lake Allatoona. Make a Left onto Park Marina Rd. Then Right at Lodge Rd SE. Park at Red Top Mtn State Park and Lodge. Note: not meeting at the "old" visitor's center/general store.


Georgia State Parks require a parking pass.  You can buy a daily pass ($5.00) or annual pass at the park office, where we will start the hike.


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