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Hiwassee Loop is an amazing train ride that takes you through the beautiful mountains of Tennessee.

As the weekend approaches, it’s the perfect time to discover one of East Tennessee’s most breathtaking scenic journeys: the Hiwassee Loop and/or Copperhill Special train ride. For both railway enthusiasts and those new to the world of trains, this trip promises unparalleled views, rich history, and a taste of engineering ingenuity.

Journeying through the heart of the lower Hiwassee River Gorge, the train winds its way upward, culminating in the magnificent ascent up the Great Bald Mountain loop. It’s a segment that remains a testament to the remarkable engineering feats of the early 20th century. As you traverse this loop, you’ll be enveloped by the raw beauty of nature – pristine waters, dense forests, and the whispers of wildlife. It’s an experience that seamlessly melds the marvels of human creation with the splendors of Mother Nature.

For many, it’s not just about the vistas but also the history attached to each clack of the track. As you embark on this journey, you’re retracing the steps of the early pioneers of rail, feeling their determination, their challenges, and ultimately, their triumphant creation. The Great Bald Mountain loop stands as a silent, sturdy witness to the relentless human spirit and the age of innovation.

Booking your ticket is now easier than ever. With just a few clicks, you can reserve your seat on the Hiwassee Loop and/or Copperhill Special train ride and be a part of this incredible journey. So, why wait? Let this weekend be the one where you immerse yourself in a world where nature and engineering dance together in perfect harmony. Reserve your spot today and let the adventure begin!



  • Delano Trip
From $70

Copperhill Special

May 5, 2024 - November 23, 2024 EDT

Embark on the Copperhill Train Ride, an extensive 94-mile round trip journey traversing the lower Hiwassee River Gorge and the unique Hiwassee Loop, culminating in the paired cities of Copperhill, Tennessee, and McCaysville, Georgia. Enjoy a self-paced lunch during a 90-minute layover, making your day-long adventure a memorable one.

  • Delano Trip
From $48

Hiwassee Loop

May 3, 2024 - November 11, 2024 EDT

Embark on a remarkable 50-mile journey through the picturesque lower Hiwassee River gorge, culminating at the peak of the iconic Hiwassee Loop—a unique rail marvel found only in Farner, Tennessee, and just six locations across North America. Experience this 5-hour trip with no layovers, immersing in the history.