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Pretty easy hike!

mountain biking
2 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.

4 months ago

Beautiful rugged trail with sprawling winter views. The parking area gate to the summit of Big Frog Mountain is 4.4 miles with 2,500 ft of elevation gain. If you do this hike on a cold-ish winter day, do not underestimate how cold and windy it will be on the ridgeline. There's a lot of downed trees and overgrowth but it's worth 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

mountain biking
7 months ago

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

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
7 months ago

Great trail. Well maintained.


mountain biking
9 months ago

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.

One of my favorites!

11 months ago

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.

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.

mountain biking
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Fast and flowy trail with many elevation changes. Great trail which never gets boring.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Thick woods and up hills. This area is overlooked in my opinion. Awesome kayaking below and tons of trails to venture out in, seems like a bit of the unknown to many.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Just a note to those using this App. where it says you are at the end of the trail marked by the red line, you are at least 2.5 miles from the 4100 ft summit. you have to continue up some very steep rugged terrain to reach the top.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Narrow trail in places and overgrown, but a nice hike. We took this trail and connected to another (grassy gap?). Total 7.8 miles. Nice views in winter and very peaceful

Monday, January 16, 2017

This is a loop trail but you do have to walk on the side of Highway 64 for a little ways. If you go during the week or non-busy hiking season you will be the only one on the trail. There are also white blaze markers along the Rock Creek portion but they are old and some are gone due to age or the tree rotted. There are a lot of trees down due to the tornadoes in the area this year so there is a lot of climbing over dead falls, which is fun but have to be careful to not lose the trail in a couple of them. Usually the trail is very easy to follow but its getting more difficult which is also good. We had bear activity when we hiked but not any problems with them. Once at the intersection of the Dry Pond Lead trail on the way to Highway 64 the blaze makers are very easy to find. They are white and diamond shaped. Still one of my funnest day hikes. Mostly because of no people.

Friday, September 16, 2016

good trail but too many bicyclist

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.

Great hike with views of the river. We parked at Boyd Gap parking area and took the Brush Creek Trail head on the left side. Do the full loop to get the river views. The parking area had a pretty spectacular view of the mountains as well.

Monday, May 09, 2016

I adore this place. It's so peaceful. however, because of how deep it goes and how quiet it does get, I wouldn't go by yourself. That being said, it's a nice hike if you've got a dog or a friend as a tagalong.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

I've only done the brush creek to boyd gap run on my bike, but it's a really fun ride. it is not a one way trail though and is a popular biking spot especially on weekends, so going around blind curves is a little scary. Aside from potential collisions, it is nice.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Great winter hike with snow covered tree tops making a tunnel for most of the trail. Opens in places to nice views in winter. From Dally Gap trailhead it's a wide trail, not very technical, generally a shallow climb, until close to Big Frog. FS22 was blocked by a large downed tree about 2mi from trail head so our approach was an additional 2 miles of gravel roads. Out and back about 15.8 mi.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The parking area right off HWY 64 is rather limited and if there are other cars in the lot could be difficult to maneuver in. Someone thought the parking area was their personal dump and left a large pile of trash, which of course was pilfered through by animals.

The trail drops off for the first 1/2 mile along Laurel Creek and then begins a steady ascend for the next several miles into the Little Frog Wilderness Area. Because it is a Wilderness Area there are no trail markings, however, the trail is very easy to follow. After the gap, the trail descends a bit rapidly to Rock Creek. It follows along Rock Creek for about a 1/2 mile and makes a nice place to stop for a snack. If you are looking for a creek hike there are plenty around that offer creeks as nice or nicer without the 3 mile climb through the mountains.

We continued up the trail to the intersection with the BMT and followed that back down to Ocoee Dam Three. We crossed the HWY and picked up Rhododendron Trail #332 back over to the Ocoee Whitewater Center. The only downside to this route was we had to walk the last 1/2 mile or so on the HWY back to the Rock Creek Trailhead

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Let me start by saying. I believe there is a discrepancy in the trail name. I believe this trail is actually Brush Creek Trail. There is also a discrepancy in the distance. Here it's listed as 8.4 which seems accurate. Signs posted by USFS call it 6.8 and Trail map says 7. You be the judge. We started at the HWY 64 parking lot and walked up to Boyd Gap Parking Area. The hike itself is easy with little elevation change until the end. It meanders around and over Ocoee Lake with several views of the lake. We went around the spur and took a break at Boyd Gap. Being this close to the Sheep Top mountaintop we went ahead and went to the top then went back to 64 parking lot. We took the short trail back and cut up a FS road to make the round trip about 11.5 miles. Although it's labeled a mountain bike trail we only encountered one couple on bikes. Otherwise we had the trail to ourselves.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Just a heads up for anyone reading the reviews to hike Wolf Ridge. Don't go on these directions or Lucas's review. He wasn't on Wolf Trail. Totally wrong. Directions is to Rock Creek Trail. Don't want you to get mixed up. Happy Hiking

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