Gobblers Arch Loop

Onedia, Tennessee

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This is a valley-and-ridge loop hike on the Sheltowee Trace. Start atop Peters Mountain and descend into the Marks Branch Valley, where Marks Branch Falls tumbles from a sandstone bluff into a rock caldron. Make 17 fords to reach a field before the Trace joins the Gobblers Arch Trail. This path ascends steeply, then comes alongside a magnificent fortress-like wall of rock before breaching the bluff to walk atop its edge and provide an open vista from the gorge rim. Complete the hike with a trip to (and through) Gobblers Arch, yet another rock feature of Daniel Boone National Forest. Outstanding Features: Marks Branch Falls, Gobblers Arch, and rock bluff overlook.

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"This is a valley-and-ridge loop hike on the Sheltowee Trace. Start atop Peters Mountain and descend into the Marks Branch Valley, where Marks Branch Falls tumbles from a sandstone bluff into a rock caldron. Make 17 fords to reach a field before the Trace joins the Gobblers Arch Trail.

This path ascends steeply, then comes alongside a magnificent fortress-like wall of rock before breaching the bluff to walk atop its edge and provide an open vista from the gorge rim. Complete the hike with a trip to (and through) Gobblers Arch, yet another rock feature of Daniel Boone National Forest. Outstanding Features: Marks Branch Falls, Gobblers Arch, and rock bluff overlook."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Onedia
Distance: 5.7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 3.75 hours
Season: Year-round; best spring through fall
Trailhead Elevation: 1,500 feet
Top Elevation: 1,500 feet
Local Contacts: Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail, Daniel Boone National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Gobblers Arch Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

9/15/2012
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The trail begins along the Sheltowee Trace to an area identified by map as Hemlock Grove picnic area....this is not!! This is also the area you are to begin the trail to Gobblers Arch. You will have to find the path on your own. Not marked, overgrown, neglected, poorly maintained. I did not like this trail and would not recommend it.



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