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Bird Mountain and North Bird Mountain Loop

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Frozen Head State Park

Bird Mountain and North Bird Mountain Loop is a 10.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Wartburg, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 10.6 mi Elevation gain 3,868 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Backpacking Camping Hiking Nature trips Forest Views Wild flowers Blowdown Rocky
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Beginning @ Big Cove Campground, counterclockwise loop using Bird Mt, Cumberland, & North Bird Mt trails.

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ryan taverna
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Cristen Anders
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Scott Crammond
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This was hard. Do not underestimate the 4000 ft of elevation gain. This trail is closer to 13 miles. Repeat, THIS TRAIL IS CLOSER TO 13 MILES. Definitely a challenge and not for the faint of heart.

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David Kuhn
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HikingMuddy

The north loop is an exhausting hike in a very pretty forest setting. Lots of switch-backing that follow creek beds that can swell up with rain, making for slippery rocks that you have to negotiate with each crossing. Also there are a few fallen trees that you need to climb over or around. The trees are tall and provide a nice canopy filled with singing birds, so you're in shade most of the way. The length was a killer --- I've never been in more pain after a hike. Attempt this only if you really want to challenge yourself, otherwise stick with the shorter trails that are in the same area.

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Charles Lugo
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Not easy..Theres a lot of zig zag trails..Uphill terrain..if you havent hiked before I do not recommend..experience hikers only..overall great hike

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Daniel Arndt
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Casey Armstrong
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Hiking

We went this past weekend and got many different kinds of weather! On and off Rain, heavy fog, harsh winds and more rain. The trail it’s self was great. I wish we could have seen more of it in the beginning (fog was so thick) Towards the end of the trail it all felt and looked the same with all the “zig zags.” Definitely a great work out on the legs!

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Joel Palilla
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That first ascent is a doozy but it feels very remote on the other side of Bird Mountain and there’s a couple of really pretty water crossings along the way. Overall a very strenuous trail but a great workout. Actual mileage is about 12.5.

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John Goodwin
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Begin @ Big Cove. Drive through campground to limited pkg @ trailhead.Hard hike. Well blazed but N Bird Mt Tr is rough in some places with plenty of deadfall & poor/ rocky footing. Lots of up & down.Rock formations & nice winter views from Cumberland Tr. This loop is a workout but you'll get plenty of solitude in a nice forest setting. N. Bird Mt Trail is the rehabbed N. Boundary Trail. This is the most remote & toughest trail in FHSP.

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John Goodwin
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Phong Nguyen
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James Leftwich
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Thomas snyder
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David Payne
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John Goodwin
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John Goodwin
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Zito Zito
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Dan Sewell
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Jerry Hall
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Thomas Synek
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Mary Elizabeth Latch
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Patrick O'Neil
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Elliott Biondo
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John Goodwin
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John Goodwin
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Liz Guieu
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Chris Draper
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