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Vineyard Mountain Eagle Scout Trail System

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Trail

5.8 mile 9.3 kilometer loop
81% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,354' 413 m
Descent: -1,353' -412 m
High: 1,327' 405 m
Low: 718' 219 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 59% (31°)

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A strenuous trail system with views of Lake Allatoona and the Allatoona Dam.

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

No bikes. Pets must be on a leash and cleaning up after pets is requested.

Overview

This challenging route offers great views of Lake Allatoona, the Allatoona Dam, and a communications tower at the top of Mt. Vineyard.

Need to Know

Vineyard Mountain Trail 3 is the most difficult. Label "Advanced" on the ACOE map. Hiking from the northern trailhead on Vineyard Mountain Trail 2 (blue blaze) and Vineyard Mountain Trail 3 (red blaze) covers an elevation gain of 650 ft over 0.9 mi.

Runner Notes

Vineyard Mountain Trail 1, the main yellow blazed trail, is suitable for trail running. The trail has 20% coverage of roots and rocks with very few sections of level ground.

Description

This trail system consists of three trails. The Army Corp Of Engineers map outlines these as Vineyard Mountain Trail 1 (yellow blaze), Vineyard Mountain Trail 2 (blue blaze), and Vineyard Mountain Trail 3 (red blaze). A map is available here.

Vineyard Mountain Trail 1 has a number of side trails that lead to clearings along the shoreline of Lake Allatoona.

Flora & Fauna

Typical Georgia pine, hickory, poplar, and other hardwoods.

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Sep 19, 2019
Andy Jake
Aug 31, 2019
Wes Brown
Headed back to the bridge where I parked. 6mi
Jun 5, 2019
Scott Abshire
5.8mi — 1h 40m
Jan 13, 2019
Angie Gatica
Sep 8, 2018
Melanie Salas
because of the loose rock and steep grade, i had to power hike many parts. not as runnable of a trail as I had hoped (first time here). next time I… 5.8mi

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The southern trailhead of the Vineyard Mountain Eagle Scout Trail System is marked by this nice sign.
Apr 20, 2017 near Emerson, GA
Enjoy an interesting view of Allatoona Dam from the Vineyard Mountain Eagle Scout Trail.
Apr 20, 2017 near Emerson, GA
A tall communications tower stands at the summit of Vineyard Mountain.
Apr 20, 2017 near Emerson, GA

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