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John Litton Farm Loop is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oneida, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.2 mi Elevation gain 524 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Cave Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife Blowdown
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Craig Mckendree
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The Duck
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Millard Phillips
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Nathan Keezer
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Beautiful trail. Soft and very little roots or rocks. I give it a moderate plus rating. Angle Falls Lookout is worth every step! Even tho, no rain; we camped next to the Cumberland valley and a cloud of moisture locked in and caused little drops of water to fall all night.

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T Perry
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Marcelle Wunderlich
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Carrie Schneider
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Great trail! Fairly easy, but lots of beautiful caves and the perfect length. Lots of shade. Only encountered 3 other people on a Saturday. Couldn’t find the overlook that is shown in several pictures. Would definitely do this again!

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Charlie Bryan
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Excellent medium length loop which is easily accessible from Bandy Creek campground. You dive into the forest basin for the first four miles following a beautiful creek with lots of rhododendrons, spring fed waterfalls and rock formations. You eventually pop out into the old John Litton Farm which is really neat before going back into the forest, eventually finishing the last mile or so on a dirt road which passes some tree research field labs. Great hike, highly recommend.

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Jenna Jimenez
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Was pleasantly surprised at this trail!

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Brennan McNell
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Great Trail close to Bandy creek Campground. Slightly moderate, just long. Wasn’t much creek this time, could be more difficult after rain. Fun to hike though! There was a part half way through that split off, easy to go the wrong way. Use the record feature to stay on track.

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Ashley Byrd
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Good trail. Caves. Rock walls. Decent incline mid-end.

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Jim Ogg
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Well maintained trail. The 1+ miles of gravel road is pretty boring but the rest of the trail makes up for it.

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Ashley Teel
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Went counter clockwise. Trail had a good bit of water and mud but it had rained the night before. The rain made the trail full of waterfalls and running creeks.

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Ashley Phillips
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Great easy trail that is mostly flat. If you start the loop going down the road instead of through the woods, you will go down the only step part of the trail. The old farm, waterfall, and rocks make the trail very worthwhile and neat!

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Theresa Mandigo
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Hike was great. Got to see a kingsnake and a copperhead. Beautiful weather. Had lunch in the barn loft. Easy hike for the distance it was.

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Madison Shiner
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Great trail! It being connected to bandy creek campground made it super convenient. We are not experienced hikers so it was a little longer than we expected but overall we had a great time! Cool ladders to climb, bridges to walk over and mix between flat and steep areas.

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Amber Williams
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I would recommend this trial. It's a good trail easy to walk. There are 2 sets of ladders to climb down. I did see two black snakes on trail. It's nice and peaceful at the small farm.

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Jacqueline Hindman
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Oak forests. Pine-needles covering the path. Roots and rocks. Waterfalls. Rock outcroppings. This trail is absolutely gorgeous and though it’s easy enough for most skill levels, it will be enjoyable for all. I felt as though I took three different hikes as the scenery and terrain changed. Even with plenary of stopping for photos and a snack break the 6 miles took us about 3.5 hours. Our furry companions enjoyed this trail as well. Camping at Bandy Creek Campground means just a short walk to the trailhead. The area is beautiful, the trail is well-maintained, and there are backcountry sites along the route as well. From what I understand the area is prone to rain, but we encountered only a handful of muddy spots that were easy enough to navigate. I highly recommend this trail and hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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Jason Brock
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This trail is one of my favorites. It has it all with some history at the farm. Fun day hike but also a good overnight trail. It has one nice hidden camp site near the farm that I like a lot.

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Jameson Hawkins
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Awesome trail super easy!

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Dale Ostlie
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Beautiful hike on a cold December day. Well worth it

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Very nice trail. Quite flat, with only a handful of steep spot, all of them very short. Also well marked and most of the way it is wide enough for 2 side by side. Several rock faces to walk under, some with falling runoff. Also a few large boulders. Half of the loop runs along a creek so there is a chance to refill water if you need it. Small falls near the halfway point. It doesn’t offer scenic views unless you take the finger to the gap. The farm is pretty cool from an historical standpoint. Most of the timbers in the barn were axe hewn, so it is largely original. Overall a fun quiet hike. It was in the low 80s but most of the trail felt cooler than that. We went thought a liter of water each. Stepped over a 20”ish copperhead slithering across the path. Also saw a big pile of black bear scat that was maybe 24 hours old...so there is at least 1 best around there.

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Adriene Standeford
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This was a fun loop. Easy trail to follow. We saw lots of interesting mushrooms, bear poop, coyote poop and had a fairly big copperhead cross our path. We only passed 2 people.

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Herman Bolster
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While camping at Bandy Creek this week, I have done two partials and a full counterclockwise hike on this very nice trail. This morning I was joined by my four Shih Tzu companions in their dog stroller on the last third of the loop which was a hilly gravel road. Interesting old farm.

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shane thurston
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super easy trail but great none the less.

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Kovvie Bishop
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This trail had it all, very rugged back country! Ladders, bridges, climbs, rocks, creeks, wild flowers! we did see a copper head on this trail as well as bear marks in some mud so no doubt you are in bear country! Lots of caves along the way as well! We loved this hike and it had just the right amount of challenges.... not too hard but very rewarding views! We will definitely do this one again!

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Mike Farmer
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Beautiful trail, moderate hike, good PT...

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Ben Potter
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Good easy hike!

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Daniel Lewis
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Great easy long hike.

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