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Address: Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Oneida, TN
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Drive up or hike in from other area sights.

I have hiked this trail by driving up to the actual stairs that lead to Twin Arches. On my last adventure, we stayed at Charit Creek for a few days. Our consisted of visiting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I have hiked this trail by driving up to the actual stairs that lead to Twin Arches. On my last adventure, we stayed at Charit Creek for a few days. Our consisted of visiting Slave Falls, Needle Arch, and continued on to Twin Arches to return to Charit Creek. Total of about 9 miles that day.

Thank sherygil
Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The trail to the arches is only 0.7 mile, but it is steeply up and down with long steep stairs in places. The trail meanders through forest which is especially pretty right now with the autumn colors, but not much for distance vistas. At the arches, the rock formations are amazing. At the second arch, there is a crevice you... More 

Thank John C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Great views! Must do hike. There is a parking lot just .7 miles from the arches. I enjoyed this with 6 friends on a 4 day hike through Big South Fork.

Thank Michael G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Our group made the whole loop, enjoyed the scenery, stopped by Charit Creek, marveled at the arches. Be advised that there are numerous steep stairs - not suitable for all people or pets. Although it was March, our hike was "frozen" and we had to be quite cautious of ice and large falling icicles that often fell from far above... More 

Thank tnanna
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Able to hike back in because the trails are well-kept and stairs help along the way. I loved it all.

Thank Cher K
Corryton, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

This was a nice hike! It can be challenging at some points (especially if you're asthmatic like my dear brother in law). It's very short, but the view is amazing from the top of the arches. I don't recommend small children or large dogs for this trail due to the steep ladder like stairs throughout. It was very clean and... More 

Thank CorryTNgal
Elgin, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Beautiful area, have lots of photo from years ago they never change! A little more overgrown in the area but still beautiful!

Thank Charlotte B
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

On this loop you go under and over the arches. It's not very strenuous except for the stairs up the arch. Don't miss Fat Man's Squeeze or Charity Creek Lodge. There are lots of windflowers in early May,

1 Thank micarooni
Cincinnati, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Well worth the short, fairly easy hike. So amazing to see two arches formed together...one of nature's lessons in the power of the environment.

1 Thank treewoman
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The round-trip hike of 1.4 miles is a small sacrifice for what you see when you arrive here. Step softly because you can feel the moccasined feet who went before you. You can walk on top of these arches and under them. There is even a cave at the end of one of them. I would rate the difficulty of... More 

3 Thank MusicCityHiker

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