Rock Creek Trail is a 11 mile out and back trail located near Copperhill, TN. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The parking area right off HWY 64 is rather limited and if there are other cars in the lot could be difficult to maneuver in. Someone thought the parking area was their personal dump and left a large pile of trash, which of course was pilfered through by animals.
The trail drops off for the first 1/2 mile along Laurel Creek and then begins a steady ascend for the next several miles into the Little Frog Wilderness Area. Because it is a Wilderness Area there are no trail markings, however, the trail is very easy to follow. After the gap, the trail descends a bit rapidly to Rock Creek. It follows along Rock Creek for about a 1/2 mile and makes a nice place to stop for a snack. If you are looking for a creek hike there are plenty around that offer creeks as nice or nicer without the 3 mile climb through the mountains.
We continued up the trail to the intersection with the BMT and followed that back down to Ocoee Dam Three. We crossed the HWY and picked up Rhododendron Trail #332 back over to the Ocoee Whitewater Center. The only downside to this route was we had to walk the last 1/2 mile or so on the HWY back to the Rock Creek Trailhead