Red Top Mountain White Tail Trail Red Top Mountain State Park, GA
miles
LENGTH 0.9 MILES
DIFFICULTY 0.8 Easy
DURATION 30 minutes
ELEVATION GAIN
130
feet
TRAIL TYPE
There And
Back Again
Red Top Mountain White Tail Trail

At less than a mile, the White Tail Trail at Red Top Mountain State Park is a perfect short hike to a great view of Allatoona Lake. If all you're looking for is a leisurely stroll with minimal elevation change, this is a great option and makes an even better add on to the Sweet Gum Trail or longer loop with the Homestead Trail.

Begin at the Visitor Center parking lot (the blue marker on the map). To the left of the entrance to the parking lot is the White Tail and Sweet Gum trailhead. Almost immediately, the White Tail trail splits off to the right, following the white blaze.

Like other trails in the park, the path is wide and easily followed. There is one intersection with a sign pointing you in the right direction. The trail makes it's way to the tip of a narrow peninsula, and as such, there are water views on both sides along the way with plenty of side trails to get out and explore around the water. At just under a mile the trail ends at the edge of the water. Large rocks allow views of Allatoona Lake and make good spots to fish.

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Elevation Map Length (miles) by Elevation (feet)
Slope Breakdown
Elevation Gain
Elevation Range
Grade Range
Length
Elevation Gain
0 - 250 ft/mi
~ 0 - 5 %
0.3 mi
31 ft
250 - 500 ft/mi
~ 5 - 10 %
0.1 mi
59 ft
500 - 750 ft/mi
~ 10 - 15 %
334 ft
42 ft
750 - 1000 ft/mi
~ 15 - 20 %
0 ft
0 ft
1000+ ft/mi
~ 20+ %
0 ft
0 ft
For out-and-back hikes, elevation loss is the same as the gain.
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Details
length0.9 miles
difficulty0.8 Easy
duration30 minutes
features Dog Friendly  Lake 
trail typeThere And Back Again
blazeWhite
elevation gain130 ft.
state Georgia 
park/forestRed Top Mountain State Park
visitor infoVisitor Center
50 Lodge Road SE
Acworth, GA 30102
770-975-0055 (Park), 770-975-4226 (Visitor Center)
hours7am - Dark (Park), 8am - 5pm (Office)
parking fee$5/Day, $50 Annual Pass
trailhead coordinates 34.154858, -84.703126 (Degree Decimal, DegDec)
N 34°9.29, W 84°42.19 (Degree Minutes, MinDec)
N 34°9'17'', N 34°9'17'' (Degree Minutes Seconds, DMS)
Trailhead Directions
34.154858, -84.703126 (Degree Decimal, DegDec)
N 34°9.29, W 84°42.19 most GPS units use this one
N 34°9'17'', N 34°9'17'' (Degree Minutes Seconds, DMS)
Google Map It
The trailhead is on the left as you enter the parking lot at the Visitor Center.
Parking Capacity
100+ parking spaces.
Notes
Be careful if climbing on the rocks at the end of the trail.
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Average Review Rating
4 (3)
Smokey12-2 months ago
Have a picnic!
We had hiked the Homestead Trail a couple of weeks ago and I liked it so much I had to come back and check out some of the other trails. This one is not hard, not long but just pleasant with a great lake view at the end. It wasn't crowded on a Monday. (The last time we came it was a Saturday and it was very crowded.) and I wished I had brought a picnic lunch to enjoy as I sat on the rocks and watched the boats on the water. Bonus! Saw three deer that were not at all startled by our presence.
Easy | Hiked Summer 2020
hikethesouth-3 months ago
Short. Easy. Great Lake View.
This is a pretty simple hike that is less than a mile long. Great lake views at the end and several places to explore the water along the way. This is a good trail to add on to a longer hike but still good for people who don't want anything very long.
Easy | Hiked Summer 2020
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