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Distance

5.5 miles

Elevation Gain

1000 ft

Route Type

Loop

Description

Added by Kandis Owens

Experience some of the best views of Lake Allatoona on this moderate loop trail. Pack a lunch and stop at one of the sand beaches along the way to take in the cool breeze and relax.

This hike begins at the visitor center alongside the Sweet Gum Trail and the Lakeside Trail. It's a quick and easy 1-mile walk until the beginning of the scenic 3.5 mile loop which is clearly marked by yellow paint. The trail reaches a maximum of approximately 1200 feet elevation with several ascends throughout.

Scattered throughout the loop are enchanting boulder-crested creeks and wildflower patches. Additionally, the small sandy beaches on the lakeshore are secluded and serene - perfect for a private picnic. Finally, the Homestead Trail boasts of various wildlife; finish up your hike around dusk and you may pass a Whitetail Deer family on your way out!

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Features

Camping
Fishing
Running
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Lake
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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