Tennessee Map

Rough Creek/ Benton MacKaye Trail No. 70

Contact Info
Cherokee National Forest
3171 Highway 64
Benton , TN 37307

Phone:
423-338-5201
Basics
Length:
2.9 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
1.5 hours
Season:
Spring to Fall

Description

Rough Creek trail connects the Big Frog trail, Licklog trail, and the East Fork Ridge trail. This trail is entirely in the Big Frog Wilderness. Groups in this area are restricted to a maximum of 12 people.

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.

Details

Length:
2.9 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
1.5 hours
Season:
Spring to Fall
Additional Details:

Several dispersed camping sites are available along the trail, which crosses the east and west forks of Rough Creek. Please observe wilderness rules when visiting this area.

Trail Information: Trail #70. From the Big Frog trail, hike 1.1 miles to the Rough Creek Trail.

Site Amenities: Parking at the Big Frog Trailhead is limited to five vehicles. A bulletin board provides trail information.

Safety: Consider wearing hunter orange during hunting season.

Requirements: No motor or mechanical devices in wilderness. Hiking only.

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