old south mac trail - Member Hike

Hike Name: old south mac trail
Country: United States
State: Tennessee
Nearby Town: wartburg
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: from Wartburg follow TN-62 E 2.4 mi then Turn left onto Flat Fork Rd for aproximately 3.3 mi then turn right to stay on Flat Fork Rd for an additional 0.7 mi to the frozen head state park entrance.
Total Hike Distance: 5.50 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: at parking area near picnic shelter C
Trails Used: old south mac trail
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams
Management: State Park Service
Contact Information: http://state.tn.us/environment/parks/FrozenHead/
Frozen Head State Park
964 Flat Fork Rd, Wartburg, TN 37887
Best Season: Fall
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: Old South Mac trail starts near picnic shelter C. It is an out and back trail that is 2.75 miles each way with an elevation gain of aproximatley 1800 feet. There is an old CCC dynamite shack along the trail and a few streams that you can filter water from if needed. The trail is considered easy to moderate depending on your physical abilities. There are quite a few rocks and roots along this trail so you should keep that in mind. The trail ends aproximatley .8 tenths of a mile from the look out tower and .3 tenths from the tub springs campsite. If you decide you want to take a different way back you can always take the spicewood trail or the north old mac trail for some different scenery.



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Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
old south mac trail - October 15, 2013 Trip Report October 15, 2013 3 stars 4 hours, 30 minutes sadonna


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