Ocoee Whitewater Center Trails


In addition to whitewater sports, the center has a one-mile hiking trail that crosses a 330-foot suspension bridge and circles the center. The trail is entirely accessible for those who are physically challenged. There are an additional 20 miles of trails for hikers and mountain bikers, including the Bear Paw Trail and the Chestnut Mountain Trail, both of which are loops. A recent addition, the Thunder Rock Express, has received a lot of positive comments from bikers.

The Old Copper Road Historic Trail allows hikers and bikers an easier-paced adventure along the restored path that was used to transport copper by wagon from Ducktown to Cleveland before the arrival of the railroad from Blue Ridge. Even if you don't want to play in the whitewater, hike, or bike, scenic U.S. Highway 64 through the gorge offers many photographic opportunities. There are swimming holes, picnic areas, a native garden, a gift shop, and much more.

From Blue Ridge, take Hwy-5 north to McCaysville, then turn left on Tennessee Hwy 68. In Ducktown, take US64 west 6 miles to the Ocoee Whitewater Center on the left.