Rock Creek Loop

Oneida, Tennessee 37841

Rock Creek Loop

Rock Creek Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Rock Creek Loop follows a railroad grade for much of its length, making a squeeze through a cliff-line break that will leave you wondering how a steam engine once passed through.

But your eyes will also focus on the beauty of the Massey Branch watershed. After reaching Rock Creek, the route continues along the rail bed before climbing out of the watery reaches of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area to return to your point of origin near the Hattie Blevins Cemetery. Outstanding Features: Railroad bed, and waterfall"

Rock Creek Loop Trip Reports

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Easy hike, beautiful scenery, trail is marked well. If you want to backcountry camp there are some very nice spots.....If you want seclusion, you will like this one.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
3.25 hours
Year-round; best spring through fall
1,500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,500 feet
Top Elevation
Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail, Daniel Boone National Forest
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