Old Copper Road Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews
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Old Copper Road Trail is a 5.6 mile out and back trail located near Copperhill, Tennessee that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
410 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

forest

lake

views

hiking
1 month ago

Easy flat trail , nice views of the river and easily done in a few hours.

1 month ago

Nice trail, right on the Ocoee river. Good spots to get in the water and cool off. Recommend bug spray. Let’s if ticks. Look out for Rattlesnakes!

hiking
3 months ago

I came across (3) Black bears about two miles in. They were looking for berries.

hiking
9 months ago

An easy walk. The day we hiked it was a nice, quiet walk in the woods which is just what we were lookiing for—no spectacular scenery, no astounding aspects. The attraction is the river and the rocks.

hiking
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Easy hike. Several places to stop along the trail to watch the rafters and kayakers.

mountain biking
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Great biking trail, blew a flat on the way down jumping and had to walk it.

hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Nice walk along the Ocoee River, heading upstream from the Ocoee Whitewater Center. Little noticeable elevation change. Watch out for rattlesnakes in the rocky areas. Does get quite a bit of bike traffic. I would avoid on warm-weather weekends due to bike and paddler traffic.

mountain biking
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Scenic trail with many views of Ocoee river. Mostly level with a few rock and root outcroppings.

walking
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Excellent walking or hiking trail. Parking fee required for over 30 minute stay. Most visiting tourists will bike and crash on the wet stones. Several places to get into the river along the trail.

walking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Too many bikers.

hiking
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

This is a really nice hike. The trail is well maintained and mostly flat. Started at the Ocoee Whitewater Visitor Center (parking fee $3 per day) and hiked up and back. If you hike while the river is not generating (check the TVA website for more information on generating schedules) you will find many casual walkers and swimmers for the first half mile or so. Thereafter we saw no other hikers but did encounter several cyclists. The good thing is the majority of the trail is clear and you can see them coming from far off. The trail had a few historical markers and even a historic bridge from when the road was actually used to transport copper to the railhead. There are some nice rock formations along the trail, many wildflowers (we saw Cardinal Flower, Goldenrod, Joe Pye Weed, Coneflower, just to name a few) and of course many access points to view or dip toes in the river. There are facilities at both ends of the trail. Keep in mind that the mid-point has a gate so be wary of closure times. Make sure you visit the Whitewater Center. This is also the trailhead for the Tanasi Trail System so there is plenty of ways to spend a day.

hiking
Sunday, March 02, 2014

A nice hike. The hike is mostly flat and along the river bank. We went when the visitors center was closed due to the off season and therefore the facalities were closed, which can make a miserable hike. But I loved the bridge around the trailhead, and the river has interesting bolders in it. The drive along the Ocoee is beautiful. The hike had a few interesting spots. I would walk it again.

hiking
Sunday, December 16, 2012

Awesome 4.8 mile walk (out and back) from Ocoee Whitewater Center in the Cherokee National Forest. Easy for most. Roots, rocks and creek crossing in spots. Bridges at 1 mi and 2 mi markers.

hiking
Sunday, October 07, 2012

Primarily for bicycles. Easy. Level with Ocoee river. Many opportunities to veer off toward water which is alongside trail for at least a mile or so.

hiking
Monday, October 01, 2012

Nice trail for a short hike and is good for all ages. Nice walk along the water and you can walk to the water from the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

walking
9 months ago

mountain biking
11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

hiking
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Saturday, April 01, 2017

hiking
Saturday, February 11, 2017

hiking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

recorded April 13, 2016

mountain biking
Saturday, April 23, 2016

hiking
Saturday, August 22, 2015