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Vineyard Mountain with the Red Trail

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Vineyard Mountain (Adjacent to Red Top Mountain State Park)   Hike: Vineyard Mountain with the Red Trail  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 18 2023  9:00 am >> Sat, Feb 18 2023 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Feb 12 2023 7:10 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Feb 17 2023 6:00 pm
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:6 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:3
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This hike is rated D4 with significant elevation gain in a short distance, so please have prior AOC D3 or above experience before signing up.

Please join us for a scenic and challenging hike adjacent to Red Top Mountain State Park that packs a punch in just six miles.

Starting at the fishing jetty, we'll hike a combination of the yellow, blue, and red trails featuring views of Allatoona lake and dam as well as a heart-pounding climb to the top of Vineyard Mountain. We'll take a short break about halfway at restrooms along the Etowah River.

Total ascent will be upwards of 2,000 feet. Portions of the trail can be a bit technical, with some rocky/rooty hills and a couple of downed trees to maneuver around.

Required Items to Bring:


Hiking Footwear

Plenty of Liquids

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking Poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

The trailhead parking is located at approximately 476 Red Top Mountain Rd SE, Cartersville. (Near the bridge that crosses the lake into the state park.) See the map link above. Parking is free.

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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

If there's a high probably of rain, we'll likely try again another day.