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To the Observation Tower at Frozen Head

  • Frozen Head State Park

    964 Flat Fork Road, Wartburg , TN, Wartburg, TN (map)

    36.125680 -84.503070

  • Join your hiking pals for a moderate-paced hike to the Observation Tower at Frozen Head State Park.

    Distance: 9.5 miles--Moderate to Strenuous for distance and elevation.
    Map of Frozen Head and trail

    Meetup: Hardees at exit 300 Monterey approx. 7:30am. Central.  We will be joined by hikers from Nashville. We will go in convoy on Tn-62 thru Clark Range and Lancing to Wartburg.

    Please RSVP with integrity. If you've signed up, then learn you cannot attend, please change your RSVP to "No, Can't Go" My phone is[masked] voice or text.

    Beginning at the trail-head parking lot(elevation of 1340ft) at 9am Central we'll take Spicewood Trail, 2.5 miles, the Chimney Top trail for 1.1 mile then 1/2 mile on the steep gravel Tower trail for lunch at the Observation Tower at 3374 ft elevation.
    There's a 360 degree view of the mountains and surrounding area. Bring your camera!
    We will head back down on the Lookout Tower Trail 3/4 mile to the North Old Mac trail 3.6 miles to the parking lot.
    Post-hike supper at Partners Pizza in Wartburg. (cash only no plastic)
    Optional brief stop at Hammers Store in Wartburg.
    Optional brief stop at Lilly Pad Hopyard Brewery in Lancing.

    Please offer your carpool driver $10 to $15 cash money for gas, vehicle usage, and driving services. Please be willing to volunteer your vehicle and/drive.  No pets please.

    Park address
    964 Flat Fork Rd Wartburg, TN 37887
    Directions: I-40 East to exit 300 Monterey. Turn left under freeway to second traffic light just past the RR tracks.
    Right on TN-62 thru Monterey, Clark Range, Lancing and Wartburg, turning left onto Flat Fork Rd. Continue past the prison to the trailhead just past the Visitors Center.
    Note: Map programs will direct you on a 20 mile longer trip--follow the directions above.
    Note: All times listed are Central; park is in Eastern time zone.

    Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing. The weather may change swiftly. Bring water, lunch, snacks. Optional change of clothes and/or shoes afterwards.

    Standard Notice:
    Meetup organizers/leaders are not guides. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members can not be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event. All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests. By signing up for this event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

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  • Barbara R.

    I couldnt keep up with you Nashville people anyway especially hiking uphill for 4 miles. 🙃

    November 23

  • Barbara R.

    I can't go on this one because I have a pet-sit job that day.

    November 23

  • Duke D.

    Sounds like a great time.. especially after the

    November 23

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