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Great trail with wide old Forest road to start but we didn't see any trail blazes and once you get down the trail a bit the wide path does petter out so keep your eyes peeled so you are sure to stay on the trail. Easy to get to trailhead which is directly off main road however you will find yourself to be nice and secluded once you start up the trail you, or at least we that was our experience. wWe didn't come across anybody at all on the trail. There are several great camping spots already well established right on the trail. Great hike for dogs as well.

hiking
15 days ago

This is my absolute favorite place in TN. It’s a short hike but the continuous waterfall throughout the creek is amazing.

hiking
1 month ago

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

Perfect place for endless photos. Great place to bring the kids and enjoy the cool water.

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
2 months ago

One of my favorite places in the entire world. This one isn't too strenuous if you stick to the trail, or you can hop around the rocks near the creek bed if you feel so inclined (although it can fill very quickly if the weather directs it, so be careful). Either way, this should be a staple in Ocoee-area hiking.

The trail is beautiful the first half mile. with some creek side campsites.
but after that not so much. I recommend it for a short quick hike.

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.......

hiking
3 months ago

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

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.

Love this trail! We like climbing over all the rocks but it’s nice to have the option of walking the flat trail to the left. A great trail for all levels!

hiking
6 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.

My daughter and I had a good hike but getting to the trail was a little tricky but a fun challenge crossing the creek several times. It was cold, the creek was partially frozen so it was beautiful to see the waterfalls half frozen but still flowing. We noticed a lot of random old fire pits like some people have been living there. There was a old tent and sleeping bag rolled up and we could not tell if someone was bundled up under it or if it had been abandoned. That made me a little uneasy on the trail with just me and my daughter. Then about a mile up the trail I am pretty sure we heard a bear growl across the creek up the mountain, far enough away but close enough to where we turned around and hightailed it back to the car.

The trail is much longer then 2.2 miles, it was a logging road, very easy at first and gets a little more difficult further back. There are multiple roads/trails past the clearing on both sides of Goforth creek. Made it back a good ways (didn’t start tracking till well past the cleaning) on the main trail on left side of the creek before the undergrowth became too thick to continue any further on a day hike. Could be hiked all the way to Lost Creek if there were better maps available.

nice, easy family hike.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail for 2 hour hike, very pretty views and good path!

great family hike

hiking
9 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.

hiking
9 months ago

Overall this is a pretty bland trail with little scenic value past the first 200 yards or so. The trail does go quite a bit further than is listed here though. I turned around at mile 1.6 due to a thick section of blow down that just wasn't worth all of the climbing over and ducking under trees. The trail clearly went on though. That said, if you're looking for some solitude and are willing to put in the effort, this hike will give it to you.

hiking
9 months ago

Not a bad hike overall. We went in September so there was still much greenery and not a lot of views. The rhododendron tunnel was the highlight of our trip. We backpacked overnight and found a nice little campsite tucked away at about the halfway point. Probably wouldn’t go again for lack of scenery, but we enjoyed the time that we did have there.

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!

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