Honey Creek Loop Trail

HARD 144 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
1053 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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6 days ago

Absolutely beautiful trail literally in my backyard!!

16 days ago

Love this trail, so much to see. It is hard, but rewarding and takes about 5 hours.

17 days ago

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19 days ago

Definitely the nicest hike in big south fork, but yes it is challenging. Prepare to see some of the best scenery, take it slow and plan a whole day (6hrs). You will be exhausted once done, but it is well worth it. Not recommended for young kids.

hiking
21 days ago

one of my favorite hikes ever!!

hiking
1 month ago

This is a beautiful hike! Especially with the leaves turning their colors. Between taking pictures, taking in all the scenery and the hike itself.... oh, and a break for lunch, it took 6hrs. Honey Creek was a wonderful hike!!

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing and fun trail...

1 month ago

Hiked it today. Very strenuous 5.6 mile hike... a lot of up and down. AMAZING scenery and rock formations. Water was kind of dried up, but I can see how the waterfalls are awesome in the spring and summer.

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2 months ago

great trail. absolutely go counter clockwise.
cross the road and down 20-30 yards is the start for this direction not the trail behind the sign as this will be the end of the loop. be aware at trail intersections for trail markers.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Did this hike yesterday. It took us right at 5 hours. Pictures don’t do it justice at all! This is by far my favorite hike!

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Fun and challenging trail. Beautiful landscape. Be cautious, it’s a lot like a scavenger hunt looking for trail makers and random painted arrows.

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2 months ago