Bear Paw Trail

EASY 22 reviews

Bear Paw Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Copperhill, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.0 miles
324 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips




wild flowers

26 days ago

1 month ago

2 months ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

Steep climbs but fun.

3 months ago

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

4 months ago

5 months ago

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

6 months ago

short easy hike

7 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
8 months ago

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

11 months ago

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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.

Monday, May 16, 2016

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.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

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.

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.

Load More