Rock Creek Loop is a 7.1 mile loop trail located near Oneida, Tennessee. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
Great loop trail.
We hiked this loop on the first of November and enjoyed a small amount of fall color. It might have been better earlier in the year, but I loved this hike anyway.
We found several good campsites and I'd like to return to backpack along the trail and explore the area more.
We hiked along the trail in a counter-clockwise, which meant that the end of the hike was quite steep.
The trail followed along an old railroad grade and many of the old railroad ties are still on the trail. The scenery is beautiful, with the creek and cliffs being the star attractions for this hike.
Good loop trail, turned out really nice for November. Able to see the streams with the leaves off. Started to the north from the trailhead and did the trail counterclockwise. This made the last 1.5 miles pretty much uphill. This would be a great trail in warm water to spend some time wading in the beautiful streams..Massey Branch and Rock Creek. Rock Creek Loop shares most of its length with the John Muir Trail and Sheltowee Trace. Interesting rock formations along the way, typical for the Big South Fork area. NPS sign says 9 miles which seems a bit long. I plan on doing this trail again in late spring/early summer to see the rhododendron and mountain laurel. Trail was in very good condition.