Twin Creeks Trail

EASY 40 reviews

Twin Creeks Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
790 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

There is a small pull-off at the Twin Creeks trail head. It may be a better idea to leave your car Mynatt Park just before the entrance to Cherokee Orchard Road. As this is a point-to-point hike, make sure you have made arrangements to get back to your car from Old Sugarlands Trail.

16 days ago

Easy hike. Narrow footpath with poison ivy lining the trail. Bear sited yesterday, 5/9, about half a mile from the trailhead but we gave it space and waited for it to leave the area before moving on and Several trees along the way that had been burned in the fire.

17 days ago

Fun trail.... Very pretty. My husband came close to a bear on the trail

More of a quiet walk than an easy trail. Beautiful, but not challenging for a hike. Husband and friend recovering from health challenges, so we wanted to start "easy". The other easy trails we have done diversity in grade of trail. Not this one.

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2 months ago

We did this hike on the rainy morning of Feb 28th and it was just beautiful and peaceful out there. We didn’t see any other people (or bears). We did the loop at the end and it is a MUST, very fun with some cool things to see and pretty views of the creek. This hike is rated as “easy” which is about right, it is not strenuous. Do be prepared to cross creeks several times (some with log bridges and some with a little rock hopping). The loop portion of the trail definitely requires good footwear, as you will be navigating over a more rugged, rockier terrain.

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4 months ago

Actually a really fun hike to do with the kids. It's not very difficult and it's a lot of fun for them. Great picture opportunities and I nice loop at the end with some old cabins.

7 months ago

Gradual incline hike. We skipped the loop. On the way back down we saw a baby bear and mama bear near the trail head.

7 months ago

just a good morning hike...enjoyable!!

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7 months ago

Did this hike last night, except for the Ogle loop as it was getting dark. It was a nice easy hike that had a pretty gradual climb from the trail head near the entrance to the motor nature trail. I parked at Mynatt Park and it was a quick walk to the trail head. The trail was easy to follow. I would recommend bug spray as the mosquitoes were worse here than i have experienced in other parts of the park. I did see a female Black bear with her cub around the research facility. This would be a very good hike for children as the trail is not too changeling and there are distractions such as the stream, fire damage, and wildlife to keep them engaged. Plan on bringing my kids out for this one, plus its just under 4 miles from the trail head to the loop.

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9 months ago

This review is only for the Twin Creeks trail and does not include the Noah "Bud" Ogle loop. My big takeaway from the trail itself was that there was alot of fire damage everywhere and was evident from the start. We started at the Gatlinburg end near the Mynatt Park and we turned around where the Twin Creeks meets up with the Noah "Bud" Ogle trail so we didn't go around the loop on this partiular day. The other issue was that there were so many gnats and bugs it made the overall experience less than ideal. My wife couldn't finish fast enough in order to get away from all of the bugs so we rushed through the trail as fast as possible. The gnats and bugs were very bad. We did see some recent bear activity but never ran across any bears. If there were any out there, they hid in and blended with the chared and black wood from the November forest fire. From the Twin Creeks trail head, its a very slow and mild uphill climb for some beginners looking for some exercise. My son didn't even realize he was constantly going up hill.

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10 months ago

Pretty burnt up and the regrowth is beautiful to see. I ended up following a black bear for a bit before making a lot of noise to purposely get it off the trail. The creek and birds singing just made me lose all negative thoughts for the entire day. Highly recommended if you're trying to get back in shape or just want to escape for a short while. The trail is thin and not handicap friendly.

11 months ago

saw a bear and got scared

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Great trail but significant fire damage. A lot of charred downed trees. Still recommend the hike.

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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

An easy trail to hike. The highlight of the trail was when we saw a back bear on the trail heading in our direction. There was a lot of evidence of bears (lots of droppings) on the trail. We also saw turkeys, squirrels and birds.

Friday, September 23, 2016

This is not a difficult trail but 6.4 miles is still a good workout. We saw a bear that ran away from us, wild turkeys, gray squirrels, and other small beautiful birds. Foliage is lovely on this trail. I highly recommend it!

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

This is a nice trail if you want to get away, clear your mind and have a nice quiet hike. The trail is well kept, easy to follow, and visually pleasing if you like raw nature.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The trail is good shape but doesn't appear to get much use. We hiked it today and never saw another hiker except for on the nature trail. Easy hike, great for beginners and children.

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Saturday, April 06, 2013

Neat nature trail. Nice brochure to explain as you go.

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10 months ago

recorded beautiful but charred

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