Ocoee River Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,671' 509 m
Descent: -1,682' -513 m
High: 2,299' 701 m
Low: 1,144' 349 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“A great 10-mile loop in the area.”— Jake Simko
This section features a well maintained path with beautiful fall colors. The Rock Creek Trail will take you back to Hwy 64 where you'll hike on the road for about 0.5 miles to the Whitewater Center. During the summer, you can see lots of rafters and kayakers attempting the olympic section which features many back-to-back class 4 rapids.
From the Whitewater Center, you'll cross the bridge over the Ocoee River to the Rhododendron Trail. The Rhododendron Trail follows the Ocoee River and starts out as paved then turns into gravel. This trail will take you back to the Thunder Rock campground for a 10-mile loop.
There are also many other great trails that you could connect to from the Whitewater Center to make a larger loop.
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Land Manager: USFS - Cherokee National Forest Office