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Homestead Trail

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Homestead Trail offers great mix of paths and technical footwork with 630 feet of elevation climbs.


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Map Key

4.3

Miles

7.0

KM

Point to Point

1,025' 312 m

High

845' 257 m

Low

507' 155 m

Up

544' 166 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake

Description

Easy to follow signs and tree marking will keep you on the right path. The loop you can take in either direction. A couple portions of the trail are shared with the Sweet Gum Red Trail. The trail begins at the park Visitor Center. The loop portion follows the lakeshore. This trail is named after one of several homesteads which were once located in the loop portion. The trail is blazed yellow and is not accessible to bicycles.

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Shared By:

Eric Ward

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#181

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Photos

Boardwalk along the trail.
Nov 28, 2016 near Emerson, GA
Third bridge along the trail.
Nov 28, 2016 near Emerson, GA
Sign to The Lodge at start of the trail.
Nov 28, 2016 near Emerson, GA

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Jul 5, 2021
Alexander Barinov
May 1, 2021
Nicole Sorrells
Took Sweetgum from Visitor's Center where there's more parking instead of the Trading Post, then did Homestead Loop before heading back Sweetgum ag… 4mi — 2h 20m
Mar 11, 2021
Connor M
Trail is in great shape! 4.3mi — 14h 30m
Dec 21, 2020
Greg Hamamgian
Jul 12, 2020
JD Howard
6.5mi
Mar 31, 2020
Magdiel Marquez
Jan 26, 2020
Brittany DeDiego
3.2mi — 1h 07m
Dec 7, 2019
Shawn McHargue