Hit the Scenic Trails of Ocoee Country

Follow the footsteps of John Muir…

The Ocoee Region is full of beautiful, scenic  hiking trails that will that will allow you to experience nature at its best! Forget the hustle and bustle of daily life and truly unwind as you meander through our wilderness, along streams lined with rhododendron and  mountain laurel…

Whether you enjoy long winding trails that are difficult or a short trail perfect for the kids, the Ocoee Region has something for you!

Following are some favorite trail systems in the Ocoee region, for a complete list of trails click

Benton MacKaye Trail – FS Trail 2. Length: 100 miles in CNF. Rated: Moderate. Hiking Only. May access it at several places: Ocoee #2-Thunder Rock; Kimsey Highway; Lost Creek; Childer’s Creek; Big Bend; and Hwy 68 near Coker Creek. Crosses TN border at Double Spring Gap GA and Slickrock Creek NC. Length of entire trail 300 miles – From Springer Mountain in Georgia to Davenport Gap in the Smoky Mountains National Park – through Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. For more information visit www.bmta.org

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3171 Hwy 64
Benton, TN 37370

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John Muir NRT – FS Trail 152. Length: 20.0 miles. Rated: Moderate. Hiking Only. This trail follows the route taken by Sierra Club founder, John Muir, during his travels from Kentucky to Florida. It follows the Hiwassee State Scenic River, providing beautiful views of the river. The section from Childer’s Creek to Big Bend, 3 miles and rated as easy, is known for its wide assortment of wildflowers, birds and butterflies.

Cherokee National Trail Maps Foresthttps://www.fs.usda.gov/main/cherokee/maps-pubs