Ocoee River Loop Trail is a 9.7 mile loop trail located near Copperhill, TN that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This is a great run offering a grinding uphill start followed by several miles of twisting and winding single track through the Little Frog Wilderness Area. The trail has 2 creek crossings and some mud along a creek trail, but it is very quiet and secluded, offering a perfect trail running experience.
The River View Trail offers a nice escape from the main trails that are on the Tanasi Trail System (a group of 20+ miles of trails). While the trees were not quite as enormous, the entire area had a feel similar to the Ewok Forest and since I was hiking solo, I was hoping that if I had to run into some kind of woodland critter, itd be something more like this guy than one of the brown bears that are occasionally spotted in the area.