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Twin Arches

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Oneida, TN
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Great walk to a great view

Walked the short trail to the arches. Was a great but hefty, warm and damp hike (a few demanding... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mikaha
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Very cool

You should hike to these. It’s worth it. The trail has some steep stairs and if you want to be on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stephanie S
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“the loop” (5 reviews)
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Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Oneida, TN
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked the short trail to the arches. Was a great but hefty, warm and damp hike (a few demanding staircases) but well worth the afford. At the second part of the hike from arches to parking lot , decided to go back the same way...More

Thank Mikaha
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You should hike to these. It’s worth it. The trail has some steep stairs and if you want to be on top of them then there is a little bit of climbing but easy for most people to do. We had kids and adults and...More

Thank Stephanie S
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Some might say it's just sandstone, we saw it as the "apples eye" of the park:) Simple beautiful! For two seniors:) It was a good workout:) Total of around 200 steps down and back up. When you first get to the fork on the path...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

Though the journey by vehicle may be somewhat long, the walk to these mega rock arches carved into the massive solid rock berm rising and running through the deep woods is fairly easy and well worth a day trip. The drive through the park is...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2017

We've seen many of the great Arches in the Western US. Stunning and crowded. These Arches are equally impressive and adjacent to each other but situated in lush landscape and we had the place to ourselves for 30 minutes. One of the best hikes in...More

1  Thank doublemdoublet
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Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

The twin arches are amazing and accessible via a fairly short hike. That said, there are several sets of long, steep stairs you have to endure, but it is well worth it.

1  Thank Dawn Q
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Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

We did the upper loop only since we have 2 young kids. What a fun and exciting hike. It was a bit more strenuous than we were expecting, but nothing that we couldn't handle. We were invigorated after. Saw a rattlesnake on the trail. That...More

1  Thank Ben D
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Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

The loop trail is short and easy but we got to see one of the best preserved arches. The arches are big and impressive. It's also fun to explore the nooks and crannies around the bases of the arches. We encountered 2 black bears on...More

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Reviewed May 4, 2017

As a couple, this was a terrific experience! I personally would be afraid to take kids on top of the arch, which has no guard rails, though. It was worth the hike!

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Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

What a great hiking experience! I was somewhat prepared for the massive Arches (although I still found them awe inspiring), but I wasn't prepared for the huge bluffs leading up to the Arches. Great photo opportunities for those who are into wildlife/wildflower/geological feature photography. It...More

Thank Emily A
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We googled twin arches and followed the directions. Plus reviewed the park website Big South Fork Recreation Area, which also contained directions... The Twin Arches Trail and Loop Trail have some geological features in... More
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