Twin Arches Loop with Charit Creek Lodge at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

Oneida Tennessee Hikes

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4 out of 5
This hike is one of the premier hikes of the Big South Fork River and Recreation Area. The shorter of the two loops visits two of the biggest natural arches in the eastern United States. The longer loop winds around down to Charit Creek Lodge, then comes back beside some sandstone bluffs and overhangs that are beautiful for their shape, size, and colors.
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Hiking Tennessee

by Kelley Roark and Stuart Carroll (Falcon Publishing)

This hike is one of the premier hikes of the Big South Fork River and Recreation Area. The shorter of the two loops visits two of the biggest natural arches in the eastern United States. The longer loop winds around down to Charit Creek Lodge, then comes back beside some sandstone bluffs and overhangs that are beautiful for their shape, size, and colors.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Oneida
Length: 5.5
Elevation Gain: 450 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 1,450 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, 4564 Leatherwood Rd., Oneida, TN 37841; (423) 569-9778 or (423) 286-7275
Local Maps: USGS quads 336SW, Barthell SW
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Recent Trail Reviews

9/21/2012

Nice hike with plenty of scenery and not too busy. We hiked in and camped by the Charit Creek lodge. It was a short walk up to the arches with the view from the top being very beautiful. Make sure to take some $$ as the lodge will serve you an awesome breakfast if you ask them the day before.

10/21/2011

Easy peasy trail with stunning stone arches, beautiful views on the way out. Only reason that I don't give 5 stars is personal...5 stars is when a waterway is included!

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