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Our favorite hike so far!

My family decided that this hike was our favorite hike we've done. The stream/river crossings... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2018
Breathtaking... even if you don’t jump in the water!

Great hike in and out-about 2 miles, there are several stream crossings but enough rocks to hop... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2018
Johnson City, Tennessee
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Devil's Fork Loop Trail, Jefferson National Forest, Fort Blackmore, VA
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

My family decided that this hike was our favorite hike we've done. The stream/river crossings really made this hike for us. You cross water at least 10 times. Most of the crossings you can pick your own path, which my kids (ages 11 and 13)...More

8  Thank Lagjeg
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Great hike in and out-about 2 miles, there are several stream crossings but enough rocks to hop across to stay dry. Very crowded on the weekends though, went early and cars already lined the road. Beautiful crystal clear pools and small cascades along the way....More

3  Thank rtriptraveler
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

We loved the seclusion of the bathtub and the blue look that the sun created in the water. We loved the thirteen creek crossings that allowed us to rock hop across. The trash in the woods was sickening! Trash bags were hung from trees and...More

3  Thank rhbikebum
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Starting out, the road is incredibly rough. Lots of pot holes, steep, not maintained at all. We went in mid May on a Thursday around 10am and there were only 2 other people on the trail. On the way out, however, the parking lot was...More

2  Thank Augustandwally
Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

We finally made a visit to the devils bath tub after hearing about it years ago. We parked at the trail head of the devils fork loop trail. There is room there for maybe 8-10 cars and the road in is short but quite rough...More

6  Thank LizandC
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went on this hike early October, the leaves were changing and falling which added some natural beauty to the hike! The hike wasn't too bad, several river crossings but the water was low which made it much more manageable, we were...More

4  Thank FNPinKnox
Reviewed September 15, 2017

Go Early!! We got there at 10:30 in the morning and the closest parking lot was almost full. Also drive a truck or off road vehicle because the road up to the trail-head is rocky. The hike itself is beautiful and moderately hard. You'll be...More

2  Thank Rachael M
Reviewed August 24, 2017

We went on a youth hike with our church. The trail was challenging not with hills but just because we crossed the creek multiple times. Wear shoes that you can wear in water and hike comfortably in. The trail is not really maintained but it's...More

2  Thank Lori W
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful place. Beautiful drive through Scott county getting there. I would suggest driving SUV to this location, especially if you get lucky enough to get parking at the trail head. Muddy, steep, washed out road up to trail head. Secure you valuables. It's a...More

8  Thank Lagiles08
Reviewed July 18, 2017

First I would love to say that the Devils Bathtub is absolutely breathtaking. The huge boulders,the thousands of beautiful ferns and all of the huge trees and the smaller under story trees.The water was cold and clear ,even on a 93 degree day.The sign stated...More

9  Thank ckaygrubb
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July 13, 2018|
Response from rtriptraveler | Reviewed this property |
You can park along the left side (river side) on the main road before you get to the forest road that takes you to the trail head. The forest road is rutted out pretty bad in a few spots due to all the traffic there.