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O & W Railroad & Leatherwood Loop is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oneida, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 8.9 mi Elevation gain 1,473 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Running Cave River Views Waterfall Muddy
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Karen Miller
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Many of these trails are used for horseback riding.

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Brandi Rahmanian
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Hiking

Went the last week of August. Very humid. Not many bugs though. Loved the part up to the bridge. The last pit of the trail was kind of weird. Appears they are doing something with the water piping????....so there was a lot of construction stuff on the last 1-1.5 miles. I’d say it was a mild-moderate hike. A few inclines that only lasted a few minutes.

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Pete Konrad
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Rocky

Great trail shared with horses. Good elevation in and out of ravine with gorgeous small creek to cross. May have higher water to cross so won’t be able to avoid getting a little wet if in rainy season. Outstanding trail for spring and winter when dry.

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Daniel Arndt
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HikingMuddy
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Pete Konrad
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HikingRocky

The leatherwood river trail i would say is easy with well mark trail and no significant obstacles. The overlook loop is where it becomes a moderate hike due to the climb and elevation. But again, no significant obstacles and overall well marked. Beautiful overlook worth seeing over the Big South Fork River. The intermittent rapids are wonderful to pass and serene. This was perfect to do on a dry winter day (December) The overlook would be very exhausting I would think on a hot summer day and hikers should take water in summer.

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Ron Tank
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Hiking

I just hiked to the bridge and back without doing the 'loop' part. Plenty of exercise for an old man recovering from a foot injury. Saw whitetail does along the way. Fun!

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John Goodwin
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Hiking
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Easy most of the way on well maintained riverside trail. Moderate section beyond the bridge up to Devil's Cave & switchbacks up to the lookout. Historical bridge. Nice waterfall just before the bridge & really special waterfall .2 before you get to the cave. Cave is a neat geo feature. Leatherwood lookout just ok but the loop features a nice forest hike with small falls. 8 miles.

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Jody Ernst LaNew
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james Jaques
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Hiking
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Greg Miller
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Hiking
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Mike Simmons
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Backpacking
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Melinda Garrett
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Hiking
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Chris Fitzgerald
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Hiking
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Don Viar
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Hiking
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Dina Presley
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lana huffstetler
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Horseback riding
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Lisa Smith
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Hiking
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John Goodwin
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Didi Smith
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Hiking
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