Big Frog Wilderness

Polk County, Tennessee 37892

Big Frog Wilderness

Big Frog Wilderness Professional Review and Guide

"This long hike visits the Cherokee National Forest’s Big Frog Wilderness. Th e Big Frog Trail leads from Low Gap and rises along Peavine Ridge, aiming for Big Frog. The first half of the hike is nearly level, but even after you begin climbing, the grade is moderate and steady. When the ridge narrows, outcrops afford a few views. Rise ever higher, reaching the top of Big Frog, a campsite and trail intersection.

So while hiking to Big Frog you will be entirely within natural terrain, where the bears roam. Unfortunately, it is also where wild boar thrive. These exotic fast reproducers root up the land, disrupting wildflower habitat and consuming mast (fruit of forest trees) while bound for native critters. I have seen boar on nearly every trip I’ve made into the Big Frog Wilderness. Along the way you will pass several other wilderness trails. Big Frog has an extensive trail network, with many potential loop hikes available. After this outing you will be tempted to return and create your own treks. Be apprised the trails of Big Frog can become overgrown in summer, requiring long pants."

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Trail Information

Polk County
Nearby City
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
6.5 hours
Hiwasee Ocoee State Park
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Nov 2018