Goforth Creek Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews
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Goforth Creek Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Copperhill, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
213 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

over grown

The Goforth Creek recreational area lies on the north side of US Hwy 74/64 in between Ocoee, TN and Ducktown, TN (also known as the Old Copper Road); the trailhead is 10.3 miles east of Ocoee Dam No. 1 and 2.3 miles west of Ocoee Dam No. 2. The main parking area is just east of Goforth Creek; the trail itself is on the west of the creek.

hiking
18 days ago

One of my favorite places in the entire world. This one isn't too strenuous if you stick to the trail, or you can hop around the rocks near the creek bed if you feel so inclined (although it can fill very quickly if the weather directs it, so be careful). Either way, this should be a staple in Ocoee-area hiking.

25 days ago

The trail is beautiful the first half mile. with some creek side campsites.
but after that not so much. I recommend it for a short quick hike.

4 months ago

Love this trail! We like climbing over all the rocks but it’s nice to have the option of walking the flat trail to the left. A great trail for all levels!

hiking
5 months ago

My daughter and I had a good hike but getting to the trail was a little tricky but a fun challenge crossing the creek several times. It was cold, the creek was partially frozen so it was beautiful to see the waterfalls half frozen but still flowing. We noticed a lot of random old fire pits like some people have been living there. There was a old tent and sleeping bag rolled up and we could not tell if someone was bundled up under it or if it had been abandoned. That made me a little uneasy on the trail with just me and my daughter. Then about a mile up the trail I am pretty sure we heard a bear growl across the creek up the mountain, far enough away but close enough to where we turned around and hightailed it back to the car.

5 months ago

The trail is much longer then 2.2 miles, it was a logging road, very easy at first and gets a little more difficult further back. There are multiple roads/trails past the clearing on both sides of Goforth creek. Made it back a good ways (didn’t start tracking till well past the cleaning) on the main trail on left side of the creek before the undergrowth became too thick to continue any further on a day hike. Could be hiked all the way to Lost Creek if there were better maps available.

7 months ago

nice, easy family hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail for 2 hour hike, very pretty views and good path!

hiking
8 months ago

Overall this is a pretty bland trail with little scenic value past the first 200 yards or so. The trail does go quite a bit further than is listed here though. I turned around at mile 1.6 due to a thick section of blow down that just wasn't worth all of the climbing over and ducking under trees. The trail clearly went on though. That said, if you're looking for some solitude and are willing to put in the effort, this hike will give it to you.

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Tuesday, May 03, 2016