Clemmer Trail

Ocoee, Tennessee 37361

Clemmer Trail

Clemmer Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The 11.4 total miles of this Cherokee National Forest out-and-back singletrack explores the Rock Creek Scenic Area just north of Lake Ocoee. Rock Creek is formed from four small springs gushing out of the upper slopes of Chilhowee Mountain. The stream drops over Benton Falls on its way to the lake formed by the backed-up waters of the Ocoee River, site of the 1996 Olympic white-water events.

An early spring ride down into the gorge most likely will give rise to the smell of the trailing arbutus, an intensely fragrant evergreen creeper. It, and the more common wild grape, are the likely candidates for what the Cherokee Indians were describing when they named this place Ocoee- "land of the apricot vine." In any case, the off-road riding here is as sweet as it gets. This route can be made into a 20-mile loop by riding a section of pavement (7 miles) and gravel (8 miles)."

Clemmer Trail Reviews

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This is a great short hike of moderate difficulty. I have hiked it several times and had a great experience each time. There is a well-maintained parking lot at the trailhead on TN 30, just off US 64. The trail is fairly steep in a few places (of course – it’s in the mountains of the Cherokee National Forest). I have seen people of all ages hiking the trail, including families with elementary school aged children. The trail is very well maintained, and the scenery is just beautiful every step of the way.
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Great trail, veiw of Benton Falls 1 mile in. Last 1/2 of trail very steep. You will cross 5 small streams along the way.There is a very nice small lake for swimming at the entrance.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Difficult
Technical Difficulty
Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty
Ocoee Ranger District, Cherokee National Forest, 423-338-5201.
Local Contacts
A map of the trail system is placed at the fee station.
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Aug 2018