North Old Mac Trail

 1 vote

3.7 Miles 6.0 Kilometers

 

81% 

Runnable

Singletrack

1,631' 497 m

Ascent

-93' -28 m

Descent

3,001' 915 m

High

1,421' 433 m

Low

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

52%

Max Grade (28°)

Unknown

Update

The more moderate side of the longer Old Mac mountain loop.

Matt Sloan

Overview

Backcountry permits are required to stay overnight.
Features: Fall Colors — River/Creek — Spring — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Runner Notes

Numerous roots and rocks along the trail - wear stiffer trail runners as this one is not great for minimalist shoes.

Description

This trail follows the easier side of the Old Mac trails, with a lower grade than the South Old Mac Trail. The route will lead curious runners to the jeep road leading up to a fire tower. Make sure you check out the views from the tower...it's worth the 1/2-mile trek up the hill, especially once you've made it this far!

There are plenty of wildflowers and a nice backcountry camping site at the meeting of North and South Old Mac Trail.

Flora & Fauna

There are plenty of rattlesnakes in the area, so be careful to avoid them. Many wildflowers including wild violets and daisies along the trail, especially during the spring.

Contacts

Rate Trail


   Clear

3.0 from 1 vote


Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 1 vote

#11545

Overall
  3.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
100%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#211

in Tennessee

#11,545

Overall
13 Views Last Month
23 Since May 15, 2017
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

Conditions



Getting forecast...

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running