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Big Frog / Benton MacKaye Trail No. 64

Contact Info
Cherokee National Forest
3171 Highway 64
Benton , TN 37307

Phone:
423-338-5201
Basics
Length:
5.5 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
2 - 3 hours
Season:
Spring to Fall

Description

This trail offers an enjoyable hike to the top of Big Frog Mountain. There are panoramic views with a chance to see wildlife in the area. Groups in this area are restricted to a maximum of 12 people. Please observe wilderness rules when visiting this area.

Steepness: Much of the grail has grades of 20% or steeper. Length: Trails are usually more than 8 miles, but short, steep trails may be included. Surface: Trail is most likely rocky, with uneven footing. May include many stream crossings.

Details

Length:
5.5 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
2 - 3 hours
Season:
Spring to Fall
Additional Details:

Camping is available at Thunder Rock Campground. Visit the Ocoee Whitewater Center, site of the 1996 Olympic Canoe/Kayak competition. It is located on Highway 64, 6 miles west of Ducktown. Many other trails are located within the Big Frog Wilderness. For more recreation opportunities, visit the Ocoee/Hiwassee Ranger Station.

Sight Information: Trail Number 64. Hike 0.5 miles to wilderness boundary.

Site Amenities: Parking area limited to five vehicles. A bulletin board provides trail information.

Safety: Consider wearing hunter orange during hunting season.

Requirements: No motor or mechanical devices in wilderness. Hiking only.

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