This hike starts with Old Mac trail to 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, 2,000 feet elevation gain. The hike is rated 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 1,300 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. This option total mileage: 10.2 miles total, 3,300 feet elevation gain, rated as difficult. Meet at Books A Million in Oak Ridge ready to leave at 8:00 a.m. or Shelter C, Old Mac trailhead at 8:45. RT Drive 50 miles ($5.00).
Leader: Larry Johnson
Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.
Smoky Mountains Hiking Club
PO Box 51592
Knoxville, TN 37950-1592