Honey Creek Loop Trail

HARD 116 reviews

Honey Creek Loop Trail is a 5.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Allardt, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1482 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

over grown

rocky

scramble

washed out

This is a tough and technical trail that is not well marked. There are several rock houses and waterfalls which make the hike very worth while. Additionally the natural, undisturbed beauty of the area is very good reason to hike this trail. There are several points where you may ask yourself if you are going the right way. Trail blazes on this trail are random arrows, blazes of green. There are several boulder scrambles, and points in the trail where you hike in or over creek beds. There are plenty of campsites along this trail but some of the boulder crawls will make it tough to carry a backpack for camping. There are a couple of ladders to climb as well, once you reach the overlook area. The trail length is approximately 5.6 miles for the full loop. However with the different spur trails to take, it becomes more like 6 miles. It is recommended that you calculate at least an hour for every mile. This is mostly because there is so much to see and do along the trail that you will want to take it all in. Bring plenty of water and if it's been raining recently bring extra clothing. You will likely get wet.

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2 days ago

Our favorite hike so far. Words can't describe how amazing this trail is.

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28 days ago

Awsome trail......highly recommend you do this trail counter clock wise. From trail head sign walk up gravel road about 150 ft on your right small set of wood stairs, go up hill. Trail has it all, its tough but rewarding. Follow the green markers a arrows painted on rock.

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1 month ago

Awesome hike! Gorgeous scenery, fun terrain, lots of shade...will be back!

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike, great boulder scrambling, creek-crossing several times, trail not marked well , but , a great strenuous hike advised to start early in the morning will take all day and you will be able to crack walnuts by the time you're finished.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Good trail very hard lots to see take a Camera.

2 months ago

This trail is incredible - climbing boulders, crossing streams, squeezing through narrow spaces, great scenic views and one adventure after another. The trail is challenging, but lots of fun. I would not recommend going after rain - the creek would be near impassable. It took us about 4 hours, including breaks and exploring.

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2 months ago

Honey Creek is an amazing Trail! Highly recommended! This is not an easy trail at all.
It's a must do at least once in your lifetime. Take snacks and lots of water.

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3 months ago

A hidden gem on the eastern side of the United States. Varied terrain with cool features scattered throughout. My favorite hike, east of Colorado.

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3 months ago

Great trail with many wonderful things to see. Be prepared to get wet and climb thru caves.

4 months ago

4 months ago

Great hike a few days ago! I can't download my route. I went clockwise. Pay attention to the signs and look behind you. Counter clock seems better marked. To go counter clockwise don't take the down steps right at the parking lot. Go down the road and take the others

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4 months ago

awesome trail..and although marked, not very directional on how to get where you are going.