Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival
Guided Mountain Laurel Walks — May 20
10 am Obed Wild and Scenic River Point Trail
Moderate 1.9 miles 2 hours round trip
This trail culminates on the narrow, exposed ridge that separates the Obed River from Clear Creek before the two flow together. Meet at the Obed Overlook Parking lot. Meet at the Lilly Bluff Overlook parking lot.
1 pm Frozen Head State Park Panther Branch Trail
Moderate 2.5 mi
Panther Branch Trail is a moderate hike in Frozen Head State Park. This trail is dog friendly, so long as your furry kids are on leash.
Meet at Frozen Head State Park Visitor Center at 1 pm and proceed to the hike.
3 pm Doc Howard Road Trail Ridge Rd near Lilly Bridge
Easy/Moderate 1/2-3/4 mi 1 hour round trip
Doc Howard Road trail is a short trail on property owned by Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning which allows you to see and experience of the beauty of the Mountain Laurel starting just a short distance from the parking area. The Mountain Laurel surround the trail the entire length. The walk also features short paths to the bluff’s edge with amazing views of the Clear Creek and the bluff walls on the other side of the creek. Meet at the Obed Center in Wartburg and drive to the trail head.