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Sweet Gum Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.4 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 57' 17 m
Descent: -142' -43 m
High: 957' 292 m
Low: 861' 262 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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Trail shared by David Briick

This trail provides a short, round-about run.

David Briick

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

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

Runner Notes

Can be a bit slick due to leaf litter, and some exposed roots can cause trip hazards.

Description

The Sweetgum Trail is an easy loop run. 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.

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