Reservation Hotline: 800 256 4024
Reservation Hotline: 800 256 4024

Frozen Head State Park Cycling

964 Flat Fork Road | Wartburg, TN 37887
Wartburg, TN 37887
Region: Regional

Showcasing the Cumberland Mountains, Frozen Head State Park and Natural Area is a premier place to explore. There are giant sandstone rock formations to wind around, bluffs to scramble up, creeks to rock-hop, and plenty of waterfalls. On a clear day, great views of the valleys below can be seen from the Chimney Tops Trail. The fire tower presents a 360-degree panorama of the Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee Ridge & Valley and the Great Smoky Mountains. This mountainous terrain varies from an elevation of 1,340 feet to over 3,000 feet with 14 mountain peaks. Frozen Head's elevation of 3,324 feet, makes it one of the highest peaks in Tennessee west of the Great Smoky Mountains. Seasonal hiking presents varied highlights. Winter hikes may afford you the view that gives Frozen Head it's name as the mountain peaks are often capped with snow or ice even when the lower valleys remain unadorned. Springtime boasts colorful wildflower displays that rival those of the Smokies. In summertime, the park is dressed in lush vegetation with a shady canopy that invites splashing and wading in the cooling waters of Flat Fork Creek. Fall turns the forest into a kaleidoscope of color displays and offers views through the unclothed forest.

Equestrians and Mountain Bikers: The 6.9 mile unpaved Lookout Tower Trail is shared with hikers. This old logging road to the fire tower is often used as a training ground for mountain bikers and triathletes. Be warned though — the almost seven mile sustained climb is serious business!


Telephone: 423-346-3318

Park Size: 13,122 acres
Hiking Trails: 80 miles
Type: singletrack,
doubletrack and old roads
Difficulty: easy to moderate

964 Flat Fork Road, Wartburg
Directions: Take I-40 to Pellissippi Parkway exit #376 towards Oak Ridge. After 6.4 miles continue on TN-62/Oak Ridge Hwy. Go another 11.8 miles and turn right to remain on TN-62. Go 13.8 miles and turn right onto Flat Fork Rd. Stay on Flat Fork Rd for another 4 miles and the park will be on the right.