Honey Creek Loop Trail

HARD 135 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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12 days 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.

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17 days 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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19 days ago

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19 days 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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20 days ago

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26 days 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.

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26 days 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.

1 month 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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1 month ago

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2 months 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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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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

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2 months ago