Hidden Passage Loop Professional Review and Guide
"This loop is laden with sights——waterfalls, rock arches, overhangs, and the Hidden Passage, the namesake of the path with which the Sheltowee Trace shares treadway. Views are plentiful along the cliff line above Thompson Creek. The return trip travels over a small arch.
Leave TN 154 and begin the Sheltowee Trace, which shares the trail with the Hidden Passage Trail. Mountain laurel crowds the path, marked with the Sheltowee Trace turtle-shaped blaze and green-diamond blazes for the Hidden Passage Trail. Descend along the stream, where white pines and Fraser magnolias grow tall amid downed shortleaf pines felled by pine beetles in the late 1990s.
Outstanding Features: Arches, waterfalls, Thompson Overlook, and Hidden Passage"