FIND YOUR ADVENTURE
Morgan county offers so much to do. White water rafting on the Big South Fork or paddle the wild and scenic Obed River, camping and hiking in the beautiful Frozen Head State Park, Horseback trails in the Lone Mountain State forest, a view of the past in the historic town of Rugby or just settle in for a cozy afternoon at one of our bed and breakfast hot spots or stay in the wonder of the wilderness area.
Frozen Head State Park and Natural Area encompasses more than 24,000 acres of wilderness area and is named for a 3,324-foot peak in the Cumberland Mountains, the top of which is often shrouded in ice or snow in the winter months. The impressive entrance leads visitors into a vestige of densely forested, unspoiled mountain splendor — once common throughout the Cumberland Plateau.
This section of the Cumberland Trail will eventually climb from Emory River Gorge within the National Park Service (NPS)-administered Obed Wild and Scenic River (WSR) to the edge of the Cumberland Mountains in the town of Wartburg. Emory River Gorge marks the place where the current version of the Cumberland Trail departs from the trail’s original route.
Although only 1.3 miles of the CT have been constructed in this section to date, entirely within the Obed WSR, the section contains several gems. The iron bridge over the Emory River is piece of history saved only by the efforts of those with a long-term vision for the CT. The railroad tunnel overlook near the section’s north end is one of the most unique along the trail.