This hike starts at the Spicewood Trail. After we hike this trail, we will hike another mile on the Chimney Top trail to Mart Field (a campsite). After a break, we will hike back down to the junction for Frozen Head Tower and hike up to the tower for lunch. After lunch, we will head down the North Old Mac trail to the parking lot. Total mileage: 10.5 miles, 2000 feet elevation gain. Moderately difficult. For those wanting a bit more challenging uphill hike after the break at Mart Field, they can continue on the Chimney Top trail for six more miles and 500 additional feet of elevation gain. By choosing this option, they will end up at the Park Office which is only a very short distance from where all of us parked at Shelter C to begin this hike to the Spicewood trail. Total mileage: 10 miles total, 2500 feet elevation gain, rated difficult.
Meet at Books- A-Million, 310 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge at 8:00 AM or Spicewood Trailhead at Frozen Head State Park at 8:45 AM.
Pre-registration is required. Masks are now required for all those participating in carpools, shuttles or key swaps, regardless of vaccination status. You may also choose to drive your own vehicle to the trailhead.
Pre-register with Ron Brandenburg
Leaders: Carolyn Reeves and Ron Brandenburg
Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.