Honey Creek Loop Trail

HARD 123 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.

hiking
18 minutes ago

Very pretty. Huge boulders, meandering creeks. Definitely need to keep an eye on trail markers but pretty easy to find. Wear shoes with very good grips, mine didn't do well so did end up slipping few times and getting wet but that's part of the adventure. Nice,cool temperatures in most parts due to rock formations and creek gorges, little section in sun.

hiking
6 hours ago

so fun! one of the best hikes I've done in the southeast. keeps you interested the entire way. if you are looking for a homogenous walk through the woods, this trail is not for you.

18 days ago

Went counterclockwise on this one, took us right around 4 hours. Very fun trail with a little bit of everything - rope climbs, rock scrambles, waterfalls, etc. Not a boring hike at all. I was concerned about getting lost judging by existing reviews, but there were few times we were doubtful about where we were headed, other than that it was good. The last mile we really started feeling it! Would definitely do again though, with more water.

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30 days ago

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1 month ago

Loved it! 4.5 hours counterclockwise which we really recommend. Two rope-assisted steep declines - better down vs up. Very cool rock features. I'd recommend for kids 10+ and I'm looking forward to bringing my girls as they will enjoy the rock scrambles and creek walks. Great family activity!!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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

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1 month ago

2 months 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.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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

hiking
3 months 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.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Good trail very hard lots to see take a Camera.

3 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.

hiking
3 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.

3 months ago