Rock Creek Loop

MODERATE 6 reviews

Rock Creek Loop is a 6.8 mile loop trail located near Oneida, Tennessee that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.8 miles
846 feet

dogs on leash


nature trips

trail running





2 days ago

Moderate. Well blazed & maintained. Hiked counterclockwise. Begins easily through mixed forest. Descends to creek side past a few rock houses. Long rolling section along the water is very pretty/peaceful. A bridge is out along the creek but no trouble going around. Leave creek w moderate uphill. Finishes on the road w approx. .5 mi back to trailhead. Bit of a drive to get to this trail but worth it.

9 months ago

Great beginners trail. Easy hike. Nice campsites.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Great loop trail.
We hiked this loop on the first of November and enjoyed a small amount of fall color. It might have been better earlier in the year, but I loved this hike anyway.
We found several good campsites and I'd like to return to backpack along the trail and explore the area more.
We hiked along the trail in a counter-clockwise, which meant that the end of the hike was quite steep.
The trail followed along an old railroad grade and many of the old railroad ties are still on the trail. The scenery is beautiful, with the creek and cliffs being the star attractions for this hike.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Good loop trail, turned out really nice for November. Able to see the streams with the leaves off. Started to the north from the trailhead and did the trail counterclockwise. This made the last 1.5 miles pretty much uphill. This would be a great trail in warm water to spend some time wading in the beautiful streams..Massey Branch and Rock Creek. Rock Creek Loop shares most of its length with the John Muir Trail and Sheltowee Trace. Interesting rock formations along the way, typical for the Big South Fork area. NPS sign says 9 miles which seems a bit long. I plan on doing this trail again in late spring/early summer to see the rhododendron and mountain laurel. Trail was in very good condition.

4 months ago

Saturday, January 07, 2017