Twin Creeks Trail

EASY 23 reviews

Twin Creeks Trail is a 4.6 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
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
810 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.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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.

1 month ago

hiking
2 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.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

saw a bear and got scared

3 months ago

4 months ago

walking
4 months ago

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5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

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

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10 months ago

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hiking
11 months ago

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.

11 months ago

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!

Friday, June 10, 2016

hiking
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.