SHOOTING CREEK LOOP
Beginning at the stop sign at the intersection of Cold Branch Road and US 64, make a left, continue west and at Cedar Cliff Road you will see the “Eagle Fork Vineyards” wine tasting room. Continue on for about a mile to East Vineyard Road and the Shooting Creek community and make a right.
If you continue straight on US 64 up to Chunky Gal Mountain you can stop at the scenic overlook about 3 miles on the left. WATCH FOR SIGNS! From the overlook, you will exit, turn to the right onto US 64 and return down the mountain to East Vineyard, making a left to continue the loop.)
The Shooting Creek area was the site of a Cherokee village, and is named for the rushing force of the creek. Continuing on East Vineyard to Old Hwy 64 and make a right, enjoy the beautiful views as you drive. Lake Chatuge will become visible on the left-hand side in about 4.8 miles. Coming up to your left will be the High Bridge on Hwy 175.
By making a left over the High Bridge on to 175, visitors can travel 2.5 miles and turn off at the Jack Rabbit Mountain Recreation Area. At the sign, the park entrance is one mile. The park features camping, a picnic and beach area, as well as nature trails for hikers and bikers.
After visiting the recreation area, exit making a left, and return to cross over the High Bridge. Make a left at the stop sign on Old 64 and continue to the intersection of US Highway 64.
From here continue the LAKE CHATUGE LOOP