3171 Highway 64
Benton , TN 37307
- 5.7 miles
- 2 - 3 hours
- Year Round
As it winds its way along the mountainside to Iron Gap, this trail takes riders into the beautiful Gee Creek Wilderness and gives them glimpses of pristine natural beauty. Vistas of the Hiwassee River Gorge and surrounding mountains add to the scenic setting. Horseback riding enthusiasts will find this moderate-to-difficult trail, which also ties in with the Starr Mountain Horse Trail Complex, an exciting challenge.
Steepness: Much of the grail has grades of 20% or steeper. Length: Trails are usually more than 8 miles, but short, steep trails may be included. Surface: Trail is most likely rocky, with uneven footing. May include many stream crossings.
Camp, picnic, and swim at Gee Creek State Campground or Quinn Springs Campground. For some hiking, try Gee Creek Trail, Gee Creek watchable wildlife trail, Starr Mountain or Lowry Falls trail, which is noted for its beautiful waterfalls. Off-road enthusiasts should try the Chestnut Mountain 4WD trail.
Trail Information: Travel time about 3 hours. Trail is marked with white rectangles, except in the Gee Creek Wilderness, where care must be taken to stay on the proper trail.
Site Amenities: Parking and dispersed camping are available at Lost Corral.
Requirements: Trail is designated for horseback riders. However, hikers may use the trail at their discretion.