Cooper Branch Trail
Length: .3 mile Difficulty: Easy Blaze Color: Light Blue
Trailhead locations (2): In Cooper Branch #1 and #2 Day-Use Areas
Description: The Cooper Branch Trail is a short connector trail that offers the hiker scenic views of Allatoona Lake. There are some bluebird boxes and down trees which is an excellent habitat for wildlife. If you look closely, and you are very quiet, you might see bluebirds and other wildlife while walking the trail. This trail consists of few moderate hills and the forest has mixed pine and hardwoods.
Pine Mountain/Cooper's Furnace Connector Trail
Length: .3 miles Difficulty: Easy
This trail is a recently constructed connector trail between the Coopers Furnace Trail and the City of Cartersville Pine Mountain Trail.
Laurel Ridge Trail
Length: .7 mile Difficulty: Easy Blaze Color: Black
Trailhead locations (2): Entrance road leading to the Project Management Office and on the service road behind the office.
Description: The Laurel Ridge Trail crosses the slopes of a mixed pine and hardwood covered ridge overlooking the Etowah River Valley. These slopes are graced by a variety of trees, shrubs, and wildflowers. Wildlife and breathtaking blue-ridge vistas are common to this trail.
Cooper's Furnace Trail
Length: 2 miles Difficulty: Easy Blaze Color: Green
Trailhead locations (2): Cooper's Furnace Day Use Area and across from Cooper Branch #2 Day Use Area.
Description: The Cooper's Furnace Trail follows the route of a 19th Century mining railroad bed through a mixed pine and hardwood forest. The forest has a rich variety of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and an abundance of wildlife. Beaver and muskrat are often seen by the pond at the end of the trail. A new section follows the railroad bed and crosses the road and follows the river back up to the furnace. This section also has a nice overlook above Cooper's Furnace.
Vineyard Mountain Eagle Scout Trails
Blue Trail - Length: .25 mile Difficulty: Intermediate Blaze Color: Blue
Red Trail - Length: .7 mile Difficulty: Advanced Blaze Color: Red
Yellow Trail - Length: 2.8 miles Difficulty: Intermediate Blaze Color: Yellow
Trailhead locations (2): Riverside Day Use Park and Red Top Mountain Road at the Bethany Bridge pull-off.
Description: The Vineyard Mountain Eagle Scout Trail traverses the forested slopes of Vineyard Mountain. From its lofty vantage points, hikers are provided beautiful vistas of the Etowah River Valley, Allatoona Dam, the Cooper's Furnace historic area and Allatoona Lake. During springtime, the bloom of dogwood, native azalea, mountain laurel, and redbud grace the pathway. Autumn brings forth the brilliant hues of the leaf color change. Wildlife which may be encountered includes deer, turkey, fox, bobcat, squirrel, and rabbit. Birds frequently seen are hawks, blue jays, songbirds, and crows. Occasionally, a bald eagle may even be spotted along the river.