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Sweet Gum Trail

Intermediate
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This trail provides a short, round-about hike.


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1.4

Miles

2.2

KM

Point to Point

957' 292 m

High

861' 262 m

Low

57' 17 m

Up

142' 43 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Spring · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly A semi-wide track that is well traveled.

Open year round. There is a $5.00 daily parking fee or you can purchase a yearly pass at the visitor center.

Description

The Sweetgum Trail is an easy loop hike. The trail links into several other routes that lead away from the visitor center on Glade Rd. This particular trail links into the Homestead Trail and White Trail for more adventures. Scenic views can be had along the lake, or visitors can stop at the lodge and take in the cabin or the foundry. Special events are held all year long at the lodge.

Check the Red Top Mountain State Park website for more information.

Flora & Fauna

Hardwoods/pine forest.

Contacts

Shared By:

David Briick

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#135

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Photos

Third bridge along the trail.
Nov 28, 2016 near Emerson, GA
First bridge along the trail.
Nov 28, 2016 near Emerson, GA
Boardwalk along the trail.
Nov 28, 2016 near Emerson, GA
Sign to The Lodge at start of the trail.
Nov 28, 2016 near Emerson, GA
A sign makes it abundantly clear where the White Tail Trail heads.
Jan 17, 2017 near Emerson, GA

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Dec 7, 2019
Shawn McHargue
Jul 22, 2018
Tommy DiGiacomo
2.2mi
Jun 2, 2018
Michael Barnhill
May 13, 2018
Marie Scott
Great hike in good weather. 1.5mi
Mar 25, 2017
Joshua Normal
Dec 24, 2016
Marie Scott
We just love this trail! We hit it often :-) 2.6mi — 1h 03m
May 26, 2013
Cristi P
Done with other trails to create longer loop hike 4.5mi
Sep 8, 2012
Cristi P