Honey Creek Loop Trail Loop

8 reviews #6 hike out of 46 in
4.2 mi
Distance
2 hrs 17 min
Time
terrain
531 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a difficult loop trail in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.

Best advised to complete counter clockwise.

Allow 1+ hour per mile at a minimum. The distance with side trips is closer to 5 miles.

Be easy off rock scrambles and steep trails. It's easy to get banged up in this one if you're not careful.

Getting Started

Park at the trailhead of Honey Creek Rd. You'll want to take the stairs on the other side of the road and down about 15ft to begin the trail.

Taking Children

This is a very technical hike with lots of scrambles and rock climbs. You'll want to keep a close eye on the children and I wouldn't recommend taking younger children.



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    1 year, 9 months ago
    This is one of the best hikes I've ever done, it's beautiful and rugged. I don't know why it's rated as easy, it's definitely moderate-to-difficult and wouldn't take kiddos or wouldn't do this one if you're not well-conditioned for it, but very well worth doing. Of note, at just under two miles you come to the stairs for the lookout (incredible view), once you come back down take a right and backtrack a little to go back down towards the creek, don't take a left from the stairs, there's a pseudo trail but once it starts descending it gets pretty treacherous and only then so you realise it's not the proper trail
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    1 year, 11 months ago
    This is a beautiful, but difficult hike. Be careful, and plan to take your time. I would rate this trail as Hard, not Easy.
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CumberlandGary 1 year, 2 months ago
Honey Creek Loop at Big South Fork
My first hike at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (BSF). I had heard about and read about the Honey Creek Loop, and it was even better than the glowing descriptions. I used Johnny Molloy's 50 Hikes on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau as a guide. His guide was about as good as you can write it, but it's still quite a route finding adventure.
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kristenmosley7 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Track (4/28/20, 8:47:45AM)
Excellent trail. Easy to lose trail around the creeks. Didn’t see anyone else on the trail. BSF is still closed.
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dwhike 3 years, 8 months ago
Honey Creek Loop Trail, TN
https://www.dwhike.com/Hikes-in-the-South/KY-MS-TN-Hikes/Honey-Creek-Loop-Big-South-Fork-NRA/
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