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Red Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.6 (10)

A creekside trail that passes an old ruined mill and ends with light scrambling and a little ascent.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.7

KM

Point to Point

951' 290 m

High

808' 246 m

Low

72' 22 m

Up

157' 48 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Views

Family Friendly The beginning half of the trail is very flat, and easy to navigate. The creek makes a fun place for kids and adults alike to cool off during hot summer days.

Description

From the trailhead, follow the easy to find red blazes along the creek. Enjoy a nice photo opportunity as you pass the old ruined mill. After you pass the mill, the trail becomes a little more difficult with light scrambling over small to medium sized rocks, and a couple stair assisted ascents. The trail is 2.4 miles in total. Once you reach an intersection with the White Trail, return the way you came, or extend your journey by finishing a loop on that trail.

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Shared By:

Gene Williams

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  4.6 from 10 votes

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Photos

Playing in Spring Creek
Jun 11, 2018 near Austell, GA
Red Trail follows Sweetwater Creek in its namesake state park.
Feb 26, 2017 near Austell, GA
Natural healing on an energetic hike at my favorite local state park!
Feb 26, 2017 near Austell, GA
Ruined mill.
Aug 13, 2016 near Austell, GA
Mill ruins.
Aug 9, 2016 near Austell, GA
The old ruined mill of Sweetwater Creek State Park. Located halfway through the Red Trail.
Jul 31, 2016 near Austell, GA

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Oct 9, 2020
Keily Austin
May 5, 2019
Dustin Cohen
Feb 2, 2019
Shawn McHargue
Jun 9, 2018
Joshua Francis
it was a nice hike. we have small kids and the red trail was perfect for them. 1.2mi
Dec 21, 2017
Adam Brown
Red trail to end, then return to car on white trail.
Aug 19, 2017
Tayiba Garcia
Aug 5, 2017
Matt Wooddy
1.1mi
Jul 10, 2017
Joseph Hwang
Red Trail - Sweetwater Creek State Park, GA 1.1mi