Squire Knob, The Garden Spot, Bald Knob, Bird Mountain and England Mountain

HARD 3 reviews
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Squire Knob, The Garden Spot, Bald Knob, Bird Mountain and England Mountain is a 16.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Wartburg, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
16.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,671 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

blowdown

muddy

rocky

washed out

This hike begins at Cove Campground & incorporates Lookout Tower ("Jeep Rd"), Coffin Springs, Cumberland (CT), Ross Gap, Rocky Fork, & Flat Fork Creek Trails. This includes the complete CT through Frozen Head State Park which makes this a worthy hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Hard loop hike joining multiple trails and old "jeep roads". Begin in Cove campground going up Lookout Tower Tr to Coffin Springs Tr. Take Coffin Springs Tr to the Cumberland Tr. Go East on the CT to the FHSP boundary. Return West completing the Cumberland Tr through the FHSP. The CT ends on a short stump beyond Ross Gap. Go down Ross Gap Tr which is an ugly rutted\rocky unmaintained dirt rd. Return to Cove Campground hiking through the FHSP on Rocky Fork & Flat Fork Creek trails. About 16.5mi. The Cumberland Tr is the focus of this hike. The eastern section is pretty rough with plenty of up & down. Nice views along the ridge up & over Bird Mt. Plenty of solitude. Nice hike.

hiking
4 months ago

A hard loop beginning @ Cove campground. Incorporates Lookout Tower ("Jeep Rd"), Coffin Springs, Cumberland, Ross Gap, Rocky Fork, & FlatFork Creek Trails. Lots of elevation gain & solitude. The eastern section of the CT is pretty rough. Fortunately the trails are well marked, but be aware that the eastern section of the CT is primarily blazed in red with few white rectangles (this was the old N Boundary Tr). Although this hike begins/ends on really mundane "trail", the Cumberland section earns 4 stars; just no other way to get access.

hiking
4 months ago