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Hike Stone Arches - Big South Fork National Recreation Area

The cult classic of Honey Creek Loop in the Big South Fork National Recreation Area is like caving, canyoneering, and rock climbing added together to equals total fun.

Cost:  $19

Registration Deadline:  Thu, Apr 4, 2019

Scramble among rock arches, waterfalls, and tunnels.


Google search this hike and everywhere its listed, it gets 5 stars. Honey Creek gives you everything. Waterfalls? Check. Squirming through rock tunnels? Check. Scenic views? Check. Old Native American ruins? Check. Wet feet? Check. Big Smiles? Check!


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The Honey Creek Loop is an amazing trail to hike with beautiful scenery. The trail is hard but short, with plenty of time for breaks and exploring before and after lots of steep climbs (and even climbing up boulders).

After being on campus all week studying, enjoy going off campus and out of Knoxville to see new stuff and amazing places. As one past hiker said, “I didn’t realize that we had more than just the Smoky Mountains to explore!”

The Honey Creek Loop trail mixes caving with hiking, so be ready to hike over, around, and through big rocks! If you’ve never hiked like this before, no worries, the trip leader teaches everyone hiking and scrambling techniques.

This is the perfect length loop for a day of #amazinghiking. The loop is also a Tennessee State Natural Area, which means it a perfect spot to relax and experience the wild of Tennessee.

Such an adventure and you’ll want to do this hike again in a heartbeat!

If English isn’t your first language, our trip leaders know how to make sure you can join the conversations and have a great trip. By the end of the trip, you’ll be thinking, “I liked that we all bonded as a group.”


This trip is for you if you: 
Love a little adventure and some full body workout hiking.
Can hike across campus with a heavy school bag and feel comfortable doing so.
Want to experience a challenging but doable hike.

This trip is not for you if you: 
Don’t want to get dirty or wet feet. Your feet might stay dry – or they might get wet.
Aren’t comfortable hiking on rough terrain.



Sign into my UT RecSports Account to Register

Have a question? 
Call us at 865-974-9749 during business hours, email, or send us a direct message via Facebook Page.

How to register for a trip
Sign up online via My RecSports or stop by the TRECS Outdoor Program area; you can pay with Mastercard, Visa, cash, check, or Vol Card.

What does the trip cost include?
When you pay for a trip, you get all equipment, transportation, and instruction. On overnight trips, you also get plenty of tasty food and camping included.

Need to know about trip refunds? Experience Levels? Other things?
Learn about refund policies, experience levels, bringing a guest, and other general trip information here.

Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 8:00am to 6:00pm

Honey Creek Trail - Big South Fork 4564 Leatherwood Rd, Oneida, TN 37841

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Sports & Recreation


Health & Wellness


Current Students, Faculty & Staff


hiking, Adventure Trips


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