We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Breath-taking

It is very much worth it to hike up here. The view is amazing! If you are looking for a good day... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Katelyn R
Absolutely Beautiful!

My husband and I stayed at the Charit Creek Lodge and visited the Twin Arches twice. Once was in... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
autumnh716
,
Columbus, Georgia
via mobile
Read all 53 reviews
43
All photos (43)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good13%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“great hike”(5 reviews)
“short trail”(3 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
43°
25°
Jan
46°
27°
Feb
55°
32°
Mar
Contact
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Oneida, TN
Website
Improve This Listing
Reviews (53)
Filter reviews
52 results
Traveler rating
45
7
0
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
45
7
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews great hike big south fork short trail gravel road climb the stairs day hike park ranger charit creek lodge rattlesnake forest vehicle washboard geology breathtaking hiking smokies tennessee
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 52 reviews
Reviewed October 3, 2018

It is very much worth it to hike up here. The view is amazing! If you are looking for a good day hike, this would be a very good one to do. It's not too crazy strenuous but it's a good hike.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Katelyn R
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Charit Creek Lodge and visited the Twin Arches twice. Once was in the evening and we were able to climb the stairs and go out on the overhang of one of the arches and watch the sunset. It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank autumnh716
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Great hike with a lot to see along the way. The arches are something to see. A lot of steps have been added along the trail to help with access but can be tough for older walkers. Enjoyed the hike but did see a rattlesnake...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Seymour_Beer
Reviewed June 1, 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mikaha
Reviewed May 28, 2018 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Redheadedmoxy
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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Jayjay099
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

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank bob t
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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank doublemdoublet
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank jdquarles
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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank bendeitrich
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Big South Fork Lodge & Horse Campground
21 reviews
4.58 miles away
Grand Vista Hotel
40 reviews
14.08 miles away
Jordan Motel
30 reviews
15.89 miles away
Parkland Motel
15 reviews
18.81 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 17 nearby restaurants
Rae Zacks
20 reviews
12.28 miles away
Phillip's Drive In
28 reviews
12.52 miles away
Harrow Road Cafe
92 reviews
12.62 miles away
Preston's Steakhouse
50 reviews
12.81 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 9 nearby attractions
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
108 reviews
.00 miles away
Pickett CCC Memorial State Park
108 reviews
3.72 miles away
Southeast Pack Trips
21 reviews
4.47 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
bubbasmith481
July 24, 2016|
Answer
Response from BaldEagle74 | Reviewed this property |
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
0
Votes