This hike enjoys winter views and an optional fire tower climb. Begin on Old Mac trail (0.3mi) to start Spicewood Trail. Hike Spicewood (2.55 mi) to end at the Chimney Top trail. Turn south (right) (0.95 mi) to Mart Field (a campsite) and a snack break. Return north on Chimney Top (2.00 mi) to the lunch spot at Tub Springs campsite and the junction with both the Frozen Head Tower and North Old Mac Trails. Hikers may hike out and back (0.8 mi, 0.4 mi one way) to climb the Frozen Head tower. Continue north on Chimney Tops Trail (0.25 mi) to turn west, (left) on North Old Mac trail (3.55 mi) and west (right) on Old Mac Trail (0.15 mi) to the parking lot. Total mileage: 10.8 miles, 2,000 feet elevation gain. Rated difficult. To join the carpool, meet at Books A Million in Oak Ridge ready to leave at 8:00 a.m. or, alternatively, meet at Shelter C, Old Mac trailhead at 8:45. Riders pay drivers $3.50 mileage, ($0.07 / mi X 50 miles total).
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