Rocky Fork to Birchfield Camp Lake

MODERATE 2 reviews

Rocky Fork to Birchfield Camp Lake is a 11.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Flag Pond, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
11.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3005 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

The path up is really a very good gravel forest road that winds from the entrance to Rocky Fork into the back country. It follows the creek for about half a mile then turns up the mountain. You reach the top of the climb at about mile 4 then gently descend to the lake at mile 6.   The Birchfield Camp Lake can be seen on Maps satellite view and as you can see it is a very remote spectacular mountain top lake! You might see grouse and turkey along with deer and bear tracks.   Overall, this was a great trip. If you want to be all by yourself in a 10,000 acre wilderness, this trip is highly recommended!

hiking
1 month ago

Good out and back with the wife and Pup. We camped nearby through HipCamp. Great weekend!

hiking
Saturday, August 22, 2015