Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near Copperhill with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Easy hike along the Upper section of the Ocoee River from the Ocoee Whitewater Center to Ocoee Dam #3. River is usually low. Lots of pools and large rocks exposed when low. High water during dam releases for rafting and kayaking on the weekends from mid May to mid September.

Short, easy, and well maintained trail. Starts and finishes at the Ocoee Whitewater Center. Most interesting part of the hike was walking on the bridge crossing over the Ocoee, otherwise not much to see. If you are looking for a short/easy hike in the area, I would recommend the Rhododendron Trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful walk along the Ocoee River - not a lake, as stated.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy flat trail , nice views of the river and easily done in a few hours.

Nice trail, right on the Ocoee river. Good spots to get in the water and cool off. Recommend bug spray. Let’s if ticks. Look out for Rattlesnakes!

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
4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

I came across (3) Black bears about two miles in. They were looking for berries.

6 months ago

Nice and easy. Not much to see

hiking
6 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
6 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 :-)

Pretty easy hike!

6 months ago

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

mountain biking
7 months ago

Awesome trail. If you go from Boyd gap to brush creek it’s pretty much 7 miles of down hill. Couple trees down probably from storms we had last week but other than that it was awesome. Be careful on the bridge I almost wiped out because it was so slick.

It was ok. Lots of loose rocks from all the rain but a nice hike and very nice views of the mountains.

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.

Went hiking during the week. Well maintained, lots of tracks from bikes narrow could be dangerous during the weekend. Nice sparkling views of the lake.

great family hike

hiking
11 months ago

An easy walk. The day we hiked it was a nice, quiet walk in the woods which is just what we were lookiing for—no spectacular scenery, no astounding aspects. The attraction is the river and the rocks.

mountain biking
11 months ago

Excellent trail. Well maintained. You can get a great flow going.

mountain biking
Thursday, October 05, 2017

Steep climbs but fun.

mountain biking
Thursday, October 05, 2017

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

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

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!

mountain biking
Friday, September 29, 2017

Great trail. Well maintained.

Friday, September 15, 2017

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

hiking
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Easy hike. Several places to stop along the trail to watch the rafters and kayakers.

mountain biking
Thursday, August 03, 2017

Started trial at brush creek and ended at Boyd gap parking lot then easy down hill on road back to parking. Overall good ride fairly easy with the exception on the last couple of miles.

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.

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