Twin Arches Loop Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oneida, TN that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
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Great trail for the whole family with a few steep staircases to climb to start the trail. The Twin Arches trail are well maintained and marked with red leaf blazes. Take your time and view the huge rock formations along the way. Once at the Twin Arches there are more sturdy staircases that will lead to a trail on top of the Arches with views that can be safely enjoyed at an elevation of 1730'. The South Arch has a clearance of 103' and a span of 135' and the North is slightly smaller at 62' clearance and a span of 93'. Although horses and bikers are not allowed on this trail they are permitted on various trails throughout the Big South Fork.
Great hike. We started at Middle Creek trailhead, and camped at Jake's place. The view from the north arch was amazing. The trail is moderate, stairs were probably the hardest part :-).
Great Area to hike....very scenic hike down to Jakes Place...and on to Charit Creek Lodge..
Definitely do the loop going towards Charit Creek Lodge first. This lets you approach the sandstone cliffs and arches from a beautiful viewing perspective Really nice hike with lots to see
Made this loop as part of a 20 mile hike I did in Big South Fork.
Our route took us from Bandy Creek Campground up Jack's Ridge Loop. Then on Laurel Fork Creek Trail to Station Camp Creek Trail to Charit Creek Lodge, around Twin Arches loop. We stayed the night around Jack's Place then caught the Charit Creek Horse Trail to Black House Branch and back down to Bandy Creek Campground. Moderate to strenuous hike.
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Beautiful arches, great hike
Great hike! The rock formations are amazing, and the view from the top of the arches is a must see!
Awesome trail! The rock formations are amazing. Views from the top of the arches are a must see!
Great hike! We loved the entire trek and it was easy enough that our 7 year old completed it.
Fairly easy, not much steep climbing aside from series of sturdy wooden stairs and weel marked We got to see tons of icicles hanging from arches and bluffs. The Charit Creek Hostel/Lodge is neat-oldest structure in National Park System still being used from 1817. A contracting outfitter can set you up with day long horse rides, cooked meals, and linens. Or, use it as base camp for family trips.
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The Twin Arches Loop Trail is a short access trail to the awesome arches, the trail itself is not very difficult, but there are several steep wooden steps that might be a problem to some visitors. This is unique area is well worth the effort.
The trail is well marked these days and higher trafficked. An easy tril and relatively quick. It was nice, but not much else to see aside from the arches. If you follow a spur trail just before going down to the arches you can actually climb up to the top part of one arch and take in a beautiful view.