Tennessee State Parks

Frozen Head State Park

Activities

Biking

The parks trail system is for hikers only but a 9 mile fire road offers a great view of the park all while climbing to the parks high point.

Trail Length: 9 miles
Trail Rating: Advanced

Hiking

Bird Mountain Trail — 4.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Difficult
Chimney Top Trail — 6.6 Miles — Natural Surface — Difficult
Coffin Spring Trail — 0.8 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy
Emory Gap Trail to Falls — 0.5 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy
Fodderstack Mountain Trail — 1.6 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Interpretive Trail — 0.5 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy
Judge Branch Trail — 1.2 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy
Lookout Tower Trail (116 side) — 2.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Lookout Tower Trail (Big Cove) — 6.9 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
North Bird Mountain Trail — 7.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Difficult
North Old Mac Trail — 3.3 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Old Mac Trail — 0.3 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy
Old Prison Mine Trail — 0.1 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy
Panther Branch Trail — 2.1 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Panther Gap Rockhouse Trail — 0.1 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy
Spicewood Trail — 2.5 Miles — Natural Surface — Difficult
South Old Mac Trail — 2.4 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Visitor’s Center Trail — 0.3 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is offered in the Emory River Valley of Frozen Head State Park. There are no overnight facilities or camping for horses in the Emory River Valley of the State Park. Visitors must bring their own horses. Trailers should be unloaded and parked in the Gate # 5 area of the State Park known as the Emory River Headwaters Trail Head. Horseback riders may access all roads and trails located on the State Park & Conservation Easement property.

Horse Health: Note that proof of a negative Coggins Test for Swamp Fever is required to bring horses into the Emory River Valley of Frozen Head State Park .

Fishing

Flat Fork Creek flows through the park and is stocked with Rainbow Trout in the spring. Fishing is allowed anywhere below DeBord Waterfall down to the park entrance. A TWRA trout stamp is required. The park does not rent boats nor does it have a boat launch ramp.