Parked at the power plant. It starts right across the road from there. There aren't really any signs that say the River Loop Trail. You start out on the Benton trail, and it is all uphill for a couple miles. Then the Benton trail goes left and for this trail you go right. After that there are not many more markers for the rest of the trail. It was mid January, and the trail was simply following the flat leaves on the ground. It was pretty easy to follow, until the first creek crossing. Then there were down trees blocking the path making it very hard to find. Thank goodness for the map that had already been recorded on All trails, by Rick. Really kept me on track. When you get to the road, its a good couple miles back to the powerplant, via the road and Rhododendron Trail. I'm 55 and in fairly decent shape, and this thing wore me out. But man, I enjoyed it.

great family hike

mountain biking
4 months ago

Steep climbs but fun.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Going clockwise the climb was strenuous but the downhill made it all worthwhile.

Followed the tip and parked at the campground. Started at the power plant on BMT. Shortly after making the turn onto the rock creek trail, the trail became pretty overgrown and hard to follow. it got better ~4 Miles in but not as well traveled as the BMT. We pushed through with our two kids 7 & 13 and made the full loop (10.5 Miles). Nice walk in the woods!

I have great love for this little trail! Many years ago I hiked this trail, which triggered my passion for hiking. I eventually went on to thru-hike the AT and the TRT. Many more thru-hikes planned in my future.
Jackaroo GA to ME '08

One of my favorites!

hiking
7 months ago

Great trek from the whitewater center, completed several times living in TN.

hiking
8 months ago

short easy hike

hiking
8 months ago

Great spot to hike, kayak and ride. Excellent gift shop inside the center, lots of good info regarding the Ocoee Whitewater center. Good products sold as well from literature to Kavu, northface, Patagonia gear.

hiking
9 months ago

I'm a beginner hiker and waited to do this trail until I had conditioned more on flatter trails. There are several steep inclines but well worth the hike. I will definitely hike this trail again.

mountain biking
11 months ago

Steep uphill climb to loop. Nice trail. Good workout.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Nice hike. Would like to return in spring or early fall

Friday, June 03, 2016

Great for the family. Need to come back when the flowering trees are blooming, lots of rhododendron along the trail. Would also be nice in the spring with all the little creeks feeding the main river.

hiking
Monday, May 09, 2016

This is a lovely, fairly easy trail for anyone looking for a nice walk in the forest. I absolutely adore it.

hiking
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

One of the many trails that is part of the Tanasi Trail System. You access the trailhead by crossing the suspension bridge next to the Ocoee Whitewater Center. Parking costs $3 per day. The trail is overall easy, however there are elevation changes. Mostly climb uphill half way (regardless of which direction you take the loop) and downhill the second half. You can hear the river most of the trail but really had few views of it. Not a bad hike by itself, or use it as access to one of several other trails that are part of the system.

hiking
Monday, June 22, 2015

I really liked the beauty of this trail. I'm not as in shape as I'd like to be, so it was difficult for me but still worth it. I had to stop a lot on the way, there wasn't any where to sit so I had to sit right on the ground in the middle of the path. That wasn't safe cause bikers and other hikers was also going up and down the trail. If there was anything I'd want different it would be rest spots.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

The greatest run I have ever run.

hiking
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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.


http://markingmyterritory.com/2010/07/12/river-view-ocoee-whitewater-center/

hiking
4 days ago

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