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1st Hike To Start Spring - Red Top Homestead Trail

Hosted by the Consul of the Atlanta Explorers Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sun 27 Mar 09:30 - 11:30

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Come join us for our 1st hike for spring on a beautiful Sunday! Let's enjoy the amazing scenery and walk while meeting new and old InterNations friends!

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Hike the Homestead Trail at Red Top Mountain State Park, following the scenic banks of Lake Allatoona to beautiful lake views, and exploring a forest filled with fern and wildlife.

5.3 MILES (ROUND TRIP)
RELATIVELY MODERATE
DOG-FRIENDLY

The yellow-blazed Homestead Trail is a lollipop loop that begins in front of the Trading Post on Red Top Mountain Road but can also be accessed from the Visitor Center. Both have restrooms and maps. From the Trading Post (the bottom blue marker on the map), the trail heads north, joining twice with the red-blazed Sweet Gum Trail before crossing a road. Here the trail splits to form the loop portion. The elevation map below shows the loop hiked clockwise.

If you stick to the Homestead Trail, your hike will be 5.3 miles. Because parking is limited at the Trading Post, you may have to park at the much larger Visitor Center. You can then access the trail by taking the Sweet Gum Trail at the entrance to the parking lot for a quarter mile to connect at the road crossing intersection. From here, turn right away from the road for the loop portion of the trail. Starting here and just doing the Homestead Loop section will make a 3.5 mile hike if you're looking for something shorter.
See you there!