Twin Arches--Charit Creek Loop is a 8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oneida, TN and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
My friends and I hiked to Charit Creek Lodge for a overnight stay and while there we hiked to the Twin Arches. It was a beautiful hike. I would definitely do it again. The hike is Moderate.
Absolutely breathtaking, 5 mile drive on a gravel road to get there not so much, but it is most definitely worth the drive. Amazing to our whole family. Be prepared to climb steps and a ladder. Make sure you take a flashlight.
Very nice trail. Love the arches a rock cliffs.
Did the loop again this year! This trip never disappoints. We had some friends in from Florida and this is a must see for anyone hiking in Big South Fork. We met the new Charit Lodge Manager Greg, who was gracious enough to let us use the bathrooms, before heading out to our off trail primitive campsite. Be sure to make time to visit the lodge when you can stay. Great food and company while totally disconnected. I've spent a lot of time in Big South Fork and this was the first time I encountered a momma bear and her cub. She was only about 30 feet from us when we saw her. Got to a safe distance and took a picture. She was truly amazing and a great way to end the trip.
He sure to hike the extra 3 miles (out & back) to Slave Falls. Its worth the extra distance. When you reach the gravel road, yes the road is the trail for a brief time. Relax.
A quick two mile round trip to the Arches not including the loop. We did the loop and Charit Lodge. The guy at Charit was great and pointed us in the direction of a primitive campsite within a mile of the lodge. Truly amazing place to stay totally disconnected from society.
The Arches are awesome and even have a small cave that goes through one of them. These formations are really amazing and a must see. Whether you come for a day hike are camp all week. This area is full of nature and scenery.
The hike is only 2 miles if you hike to the arches and back instead doing the loop. Cool formations.
Great, relatively easy trail with lots to see: rock houses, water along the way, and of course the Arches. Have done this trail several times with various groups, and always enjoy it!
The scenery was amazing. It's hard to top waterfalls with 2 huge arches on the same trip. Throw a bear sighting and a great campsite in between (Jakes Place) and you've got a memorable trip. Stop off at Charit Creek Lodge for a soda and candy bar while you rest on the porch in a rocking chair.
Girls week in Tn. Huge Arches. Was a easy walk in and got some great pictures. Took the short way in from the parking lot.
the trail is actually 8 miles rather than 6, it is spectacular to hike, with things to see everywhere from the huge sandstone arches to mammoth walls of rock throughout the trail. There is a shelter about halfways through the hike operated by the same company that operates the one on top of LeConte and at the bottom of the GC.