Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

19 hours ago

After summiting Big Frog from the Big Frog trail, I tried to loop back around connecting to Wolf Ridge via Hemptop. Took me 10 minutes of walking around in circles at the summit to try to find the trail. I finally found it (I think) VERY overgrown in the direction the sign pointed. Was wearing shorts and irritated the heck out of my legs. There are no blazes that I saw, only a lone cairn or two. Fought my way down the "trail" for about an hour and then lost the trail in an open area with a bunch of fallen trees. Searched for 30 min with no luck. Had to backtrack through all the brush again. Would like to come from the other direction and see where it comes out. Make sure you're comfortable navigating yourself in the wilderness!

This trail is longer than mentioned here. Hiked 3.39 miles in and out. Halfway in you’ll get to meadow area, stay left and trail picks up. A few trees down to crawl over but so worth the sites along Creek. Huge boulders are amazing and lots of water flowing. Loved it!

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.

22 days ago

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

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

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!

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.

Pretty easy hike!

mountain biking
5 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.

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!

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.

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.

nice, easy family hike.

9 months ago

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

great family hike

mountain biking
10 months ago

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

10 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.

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
10 months ago

Great trail. Well maintained.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Friday, September 16, 2016

good trail but too many bicyclist

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