Twin Arches Loop Trail

MODERATE 56 reviews

Twin Arches Loop Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oneida, Tennessee that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
931 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

Great trail for the whole family with a few steep staircases to climb to start the trail. The Twin Arches trail are well maintained and marked with red leaf blazes. Take your time and view the huge rock formations along the way. Once at the Twin Arches there are more sturdy staircases that will lead to a trail on top of the Arches with views that can be safely enjoyed at an elevation of 1730'. The South Arch has a clearance of 103' and a span of 135' and the North is slightly smaller at 62' clearance and a span of 93'. Although horses and bikers are not allowed on this trail they are permitted on various trails throughout the Big South Fork.

backpacking
16 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this trail. The rock transformations were awesome.

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3 months ago

Easy hike if you just go to twin arches. A natural of wonder of Mother Nature.

hiking
4 months ago

This is a great trail. The Arches are impressive as are the rest of the rockhouses and cliffs. The trail is well-graded with switchbacks; the tread is excellent with very few rocks or roots; there are boardwalks in the miry sections down by the creek; plenty of really nice beech trees on this trail; signage is good as well; nice to have facilities at the trailhead. I will definitely be back again...and again...and again!

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike. Highly recommend.

5 months ago

Great hike with so much to take in!

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7 months ago

Amazing rock formations

hiking
8 months ago

Merry Christmas! We hiked this Christmas Day 2016, & it was amazing. Had the whole trail to ourselves which definitely made the day. Loop is well marked, & the forest setting is gorgeous. A fall hike for sure!!!

hiking
9 months ago

This is a wonderful hike. Two absolutely beautiful arches which you walk across the top of one to go back out. Its a short hike but has a lot of stairs. I have hiked this one a couple of times in the last month or so. Love it!

10 months ago

Great hike. We started at Middle Creek trailhead, and camped at Jake's place. The view from the north arch was amazing. The trail is moderate, stairs were probably the hardest part :-).

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11 months ago

I loved it, it was cloudy cool and very beautiful. We only did the 1.4 Mike, next time I would like to do the full thing 27th Jake's Place, and Chariot Creek Lodge.