Birchfield Lake Lollipop
ElevationAscent: 2,358' 719 m
Descent: -2,358' -719 m
High: 4,300' 1,311 m
Low: 2,474' 754 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)
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“2,200 feet of climbing on doubletrack to 4,185 feet to circle Birchfield Camp Lake and return.”— Dj cart
Once on top at four miles, the trail transitions to nice flowing doubletrack with occasionally overgrown singletrack where the trail gets some sunlight. Circle the small Birchfield Camp Lake and return with the last four miles on well-earned downhill.
At the end of Birchfield Camp Trail, bear right and travel approximately 0.8 miles to the next intersection of four trails. Turn right and head downhill to the five-acre lake. At the dam end of the lake, keep left and climb back to the four-trail intersection.
Bear right on Higgins Ridge Detour to avoid a mile of backtracking and begin a gradual descent through overgrown doubletrack for 1.2 miles. Take the next two left turns and climb gradually back to the beginning of Birchfield Camp Trail. Turn right on Birchfield Camp Trail and return the way you came traveling downhill for 4.3 miles back to the parking lot.
Land Manager: Tennessee State Parks