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Bandy Creek Campground Walk is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rugby, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, nature trips, and horses and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.5 mi Elevation gain 685 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Camping Hiking Horseback riding Nature trips Walking Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Charlie Bryan
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HikingBlowdownMuddy

The trail route as listed here is not one of my favorites. it is an equestrian trail almost the entire time, which you not only share with horses, but the muddy sections become really boggy and muddy because of all the horse traffic. There is nothing to see the first two miles, then the trail becomes more interesting as you approach Laurel Creek. Laurel Creek is beautiful but there were lots of blow downs. I would recommend a more direct route to Laurel Creek and skip this walk.

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Jeremiah Stringer
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Hiking

A few water crossings, but a good 3rd day

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Dustin Mathews
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Horseback riding

I would highly recommend this trail for any intermediate rider. Three water crossings. But not deep. We rode to the top of one trail there is three hitching post and then turn around and came back.

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Herman Bolster
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Hiking

Hiked this trail this afternoon along with a little side trip for a total of 7.1 miles from my campsite in Bandy Creek Campground. This trail is better suited for horseback riding due to many muddy spots and a stream crossing. I am giving the trail 4 stars but I would definitely give the campground 5 stars as it is one of the best national campgrounds with a plethora of hiking trails!

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Jeremy Upham
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Camping

Beautiful park and surrounding area! Big South Fork is a must see. The campground Rangers went out of the way to socialize and assist when we needed anything. We tent camped with another family (both of us had kids). Playground was in our back yard. Rained two days but even in the rain it was fun. Bath houses were very nice. Clean, flat sites. The only downfall was the pool has been closed by the state in an effort to save money. Bad call! We hiked to Yahoo Falls and I would recommend the "steps" trail to the bottom. Even though the water was not very big the view and amazing huge room/cave under the falls was breathtaking. By talking to other campers there is much more to see and do so I will be back to this area in the future with my hiking shoes, bike, and kayak for sure.

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Keri Calhoun
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Camping

Very clean and well kept campground. We camped during the week and were the only ones in loop A, the tent only loop.

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Kathy Insley
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Camping

A great place to camp. Bathrooms are nice and placed well on all loops. Swimming pool is located at the beginning of Loop A, which is for tent camping only. Playgrounds are scattered throughout the campground for the little ones. I haven't had the chance to hike any of the trails located here and surrounding areas yet. My first and only trip here got rained out. I can't wait for my next Bandy Creek camping trip. Fee for Loop A (tents only) was $19.00/night. If you have horses, bring them. Very nice stables and I hear the equine trails are pretty amazing.

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Garry Pennycuff
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Camping
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Camped here twice. Both times were great! Clean showers/bath houses and wonderful staff. Lots of trails to choose from, many close to campground. Pool, playground, etc. for the kids.

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Sherry Williams
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Horseback riding
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Jimmy Stallard
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Hiking
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Marcia Paasch
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Hiking
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Janet Burquest
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Horseback riding
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Janet Burquest
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Horseback riding
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Sam Arnold
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Hiking
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Donna Lance
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Hiking
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Tammy Fears
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Hiking
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Harold Urban
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Hiking
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Michael Herman
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Horseback riding
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Chad Schmid
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Camping
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Sara Hannifin
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Hiking
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