Trail Review: Big Soddy Creek Gulf to Broad Camp Creek Overlook

Elise checks out giant icicles scattered along the trail.

BIG SODDY CREEK GULF TO BROAD CAMP CREEK OVERLOOK

Type: Out-and-back

Distance: 5 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 2.5 hours

Traffic level: Moderate to high

Dog-friendly: Yes

Highlights: Creek views, small waterfalls, picnic tables, summer swimming

Rating: 4/5 stars

This past week we ventured toward Soddy-Daisy to explore Big Soddy Creek Gulf. Covering 285 acres, there is plenty of great scenery to view and explore.

When we set out, we planned to do an 8-mile, out-and-back hike suggested by the website AllTrails, a resource I use regularly. However, we soon learned that hikers should always double-check their sources, especially when using the internet.

We set out from a parking lot on Back Valley Road, following a wide, gravel path along Big Soddy Creek.