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Twin Arches

Address: Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Oneida, TN
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Oneida
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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Corryton, Tennessee, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

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 

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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!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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196 reviews 196 reviews
54 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 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,

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Cincinnati, OH
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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111 reviews 111 reviews
54 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My son (he is 10) and I walked the trail and back with no problems. It was easy to find, the signs took us straight there but it took longer to get there than it did to hike and enjoy. There was a lot of shade so it wasn't too hot and the steep stairs had a railing for support

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is an amazing site. It's a remote and ends in a long drive down a gravel road, but worth the time if you like natural wonders. The hike there isn't long, but not for the infirm or for very young children (think 40+ ft. sheer cliffs just off the path). The path starts down to the left from the... More 

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Jamestown, Tennessee
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The trail down to the Twin Arches is about .7 miles one way, and rated easy until you get to the steep wooden stairs that descends about 25 feet to below the bluff. The trail continues to descend and wind through very beautiful hardwoods just below the bluff line. When you first see the North Arch, you will gasp in... More 

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Tennessee, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

You may not find another place in the world quite like it, the inspired beauty of this spot is amazing! You have to see the arches in person to get a grasp of their scale, and also to think about how they were actually formed and how long it must have taken. It's an amazing display of the power of... More 

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Lancaster, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Gorgeous area. Enjoyable hike. My husband, dog and I have a great afternoon exploring the area. There are stairs. Not for someone who has difficulty walking.

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