ALOCATION: 4400 Hwy. 64 Copperhill, TN37326 PH: 423-496-0100 LENGTH: Bear Loop Paw-1.9 mi Old Copper Road-5.6 mi TYPE: Bear Loop Paw - Loop Old Copper Road-In & Out RANKING: 8 ACCESS: 8 am - sundown USAGE: Moderate FEES: None MAPS: At visitor center SURFACE: Compact soil with some tree roots FEATURES: Rapids PET FRIENDLY: Yes
While camping at Thunder Rock Campground in Benton Tennessee we visited the Ocoee Whitewater Center located on the Ocoee Scenic Byway (US64) between Cleveland and Ducktown, Tennessee.
The 1.9 mile Bear Paw Loop Trail is part of the Tanasi Trail system and begins at the Ocoee Whirtewater Center. The loop overlooks the most famous rapids of the Ocoee River.
The Old Copper road Trail is 5.6 miles in and out located near the city of Copperhill. This trail was formerly used to transport copper by wagon from Ducktown to Cleveland before the arrival of the railroad from Blue Ridge
The Rhododendron Trail is a short trail that follows the river downstream with sections built on wood walkways above the Ocoee River.
From Knoxville I-75 S to Exit 25 Turn right and travel 5 miles Exit onto Hwy 64 east Travel 26 miles OWC will be on the right.
From Chattanooga I-75 N to Exit 20 (1st Cleaveland exit) Turn right and travel 6 miles Exit right onto Hwy 64 East. Travel 26 miles OWC will be on the right.