Pogue Creek Overlook and Upper Canyon Trails

MODERATE 20 reviews

Pogue Creek Overlook and Upper Canyon Trails is a 5.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jamestown, 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 accessible year-round.

Distance: 5.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,381 feet Route Type: Loop

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Park at mesa top trailhead on Black Horse Road. Please don't block fire road. This is a pleasant hike with outstanding canyon escrapment views. After you hike out to overlook take upper canyon trail down. This trail also has very step staircases and may not be suitable for young children and elderly folks. You walk through Kildeer arch and by many large arches in the making. After about 1 mile on this trail the alternate jeep trail ascends mountain intersecting with mesa. Winter for views and spring for blooms offer best times.

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4 months ago

Easy trail with rock house and nice overlook. Been here two times on a Saturday morning and had it to myself.

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blowdown
6 months ago

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rocky
6 months ago

This was a great trail that we really enjoyed. The mesas were gorgeous, there was something to catch your eye around almost every corner. The trail was well marked with the exception of one spot at the loop that seemed to coincide with Jeep trails. If it wasn’t for this app it would have been very easy to make a wrong turn there. There is a ladder in a spot and a few narrow passageways so I’m not sure how great it would be for dogs, while the steep incline and length of the trail made me think it would be hard to bring kids along. Overall a great workout with nice views.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice workout with amazing geological features throughout the trail. Make sure to take the left pair of stairs about half way through the trail. It's a small in and out trail that leads to a beautiful overlook of the canyon!

Hiked the Overlook and the Canyon Trail, then connected over to the Pickett State Park trials.

hiking
8 months ago

Pogue Creek is a great workout with beautiful scenery! The many rock houses, steep cliffs, rock formations, boulders and hemlocks make the environment quite unique. It even has a white sand beach under one of the sandstone cliffs, and the water drips and pools by the cliffs are amazing. The only negative might be that it is not good for dogs due to the occasional steep stairs and ladders. But it is a beautiful hike!

Saturday, August 18, 2018

This is a wonderful trail. It has a great mix of overlooks, incredible rock formations, and forest settings. The trail is well maintained and easy to navigate. There is enough elevation change to warrant the moderate rating and provide a good workout. This is definitely one of my favorite trails in this area.

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