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Beautiful hike with lots of flowers along the trail. It can get overgrown as very quiet trail, so if your taking dogs beware of ticks, our dogs I am sure left some behind but brought a lot of passengers home!

hiking
2 months ago

great trail for the little ones ... my 7 and 8 year old had no troubles

hiking
2 months ago

great trail for little ones ... not too strenuous.......

4 months ago

Nice and easy. Not much to see

hiking
4 months ago

Nice little trail. It is part of the larger Tanasi Trail System forking and looping out from the Ocoee Whitewater Visitors Center, Cherokee National Forest, near Copperhead, TN. We also hiked the Chestnut Mountain Loop but I don’t see it listed. We saw families day hiking and mountain bikers. It was Easter Sunday and a beautiful day to enjoy nature. We saw two piliated woodpeckers and the start of wildflowers blooming alongside the trail. Beautiful.

hiking
4 months ago

The Ocoee river and the Cherokee forest around it can make for a wonderful day in the woods. We hiked the Bear Paw loop, but also added in the River view loop. For a total of about 7 miles. Both trails offered meandering paths and some incline. I think I would have enjoyed it more on a bike. There wasn't any "oh wow" places and the River View loop lacked it's name sake. We could hear it though :-)

4 months ago

Great hike for families. The Ocoee Whitewater Center and river offers before and after fun for kids.

great trail. Walked it yesterday. There is one spot where a freshwater stream has taken over the trail and you will have to go off the trail, but other besides that, it's a lot of uphill but not that hard. It's also a horse trail so watch out for horse poop.

Parked at the power plant. It starts right across the road from there. There aren't really any signs that say the River Loop Trail. You start out on the Benton trail, and it is all uphill for a couple miles. Then the Benton trail goes left and for this trail you go right. After that there are not many more markers for the rest of the trail. It was mid January, and the trail was simply following the flat leaves on the ground. It was pretty easy to follow, until the first creek crossing. Then there were down trees blocking the path making it very hard to find. Thank goodness for the map that had already been recorded on All trails, by Rick. Really kept me on track. When you get to the road, its a good couple miles back to the powerplant, via the road and Rhododendron Trail. I'm 55 and in fairly decent shape, and this thing wore me out. But man, I enjoyed it.

great family hike

mountain biking
10 months ago

Steep climbs but fun.

mountain biking
10 months ago

Going clockwise the climb was strenuous but the downhill made it all worthwhile.

Followed the tip and parked at the campground. Started at the power plant on BMT. Shortly after making the turn onto the rock creek trail, the trail became pretty overgrown and hard to follow. it got better ~4 Miles in but not as well traveled as the BMT. We pushed through with our two kids 7 & 13 and made the full loop (10.5 Miles). Nice walk in the woods!

10 months ago

I have great love for this little trail! Many years ago I hiked this trail, which triggered my passion for hiking. I eventually went on to thru-hike the AT and the TRT. Many more thru-hikes planned in my future.
Jackaroo GA to ME '08

Sunday, July 23, 2017

One of my favorites!

hiking
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Great trek from the whitewater center, completed several times living in TN.

hiking
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

short easy hike

hiking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

Great spot to hike, kayak and ride. Excellent gift shop inside the center, lots of good info regarding the Ocoee Whitewater center. Good products sold as well from literature to Kavu, northface, Patagonia gear.

hiking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

Spent a majority of the summer 2016 in the area enjoying the kayaking this area has to offer. Hiked this trail. Good for solitude and fitness but nothing in terms of peak views, regardless a nice quiet hike for the weekend.

hiking
Wednesday, May 03, 2017

I'm a beginner hiker and waited to do this trail until I had conditioned more on flatter trails. There are several steep inclines but well worth the hike. I will definitely hike this trail again.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Easy hike until Big Frog ascent. Great views. Trail from Double Springs to Big Frog summit is not in great shape partly because it mostly goes straight up the fall line and has turned into a rocky wash.

backpacking
Saturday, April 01, 2017

Used this trail as part of a loop with Big Frog and Rough Creek trail. We did the descent on this trail. I enjoyed some of the overlook opportunities and listening to the falls in ten distant. We did see turkey and other large wildlife signs.

backpacking
Saturday, April 01, 2017

Used this trail as a connector between Big Frog and. Licklog Ridge. The section of the trail we used had a lot of blow down on the descent from Licklog. I hope a crew can get on there and clean it out. It was a challenging trail with a few water crossings.

mountain biking
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Steep uphill climb to loop. Nice trail. Good workout.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Nice hike. Would like to return in spring or early fall

hiking
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Great views. Significant elevation gain. Hiked a little over 4 miles and and then back for total of 8.5 miles.

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

The peak is not marked and slightly off trail not easily found with no September vista views. The trail is mostly fine but overgrown in many areas with thorny canes difficult to navigate in shorts.
If you calculate the peak distance and you're not sure you're there - stop and don't continue North or downhill, you'll end up in Tennessee
Bring water.

This is a nice remote trail. There are a few overgrown portions but still fairly easy to navigate.

This section of the BMT is mostly uphill. There are few places that level off allowing you to rest. Trail is well maintained and narrow in places. Blazes do not mark the trail in the Wilderness Area. I did see a bear.
6.7 miles point to point

hiking
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

I hike this trail quite often and I consider it a good trail. Steady climb from trail head, nothing real steep or technical. Not many views except where trees are cut for power lines. I've seen bear on several occasions but they are easily spooked.

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