GRASSY COVE SEGMENT
OZONE FALLS SECTION
Construction photos and maps below.
Ozone Falls State Natural Area: The intention is to make Ozone Falls State Natural Area an integral part of the CT and the Northern terminus of the Grassy Cove Segment. Meanwhile this 110′ waterfall can be found approximately four miles east of the Crab Orchard exit of I-40 ( X 329) on State Route 70.
There is ample parking and a short walk to the top of the falls. A rocky, 800 foot trail takes the adventurous to the bottom – about 8 minutes down and 15 minutes back up.
Trail construction from Black Mountain south to Ozone Falls was in progress as of October 2016 with an expected opening early 2020. When complete, the hike from Black Mountain to Ozone will be approximately six miles. The next Segment north of Ozone Falls is the Crab Orchard Mountain Segment. For the foreseeable future, thru hikers will need to road walk about 8.4 miles between Black Mountain and the southern trailhead of the Daddys Creek Section on Hebbertsburg Road.
In 2019 progress was made on acquiring the Lone Star property north of I40. This 6,600 acre tract will allow the CT to link the Hebbertsburg Road Trailhead with Ozone Falls, eliminating the 8.5 mile road walk. Details HERE.
Be aware that this segment is in Central Time.
This Area Below Under Construction –
GRASSY COVE SEGMENT
Ozone Falls Section (NOT YET OPEN)
Distance: 6 miles (estimate) one way. Trail is described south to north.
Elevation Change: ______ feet
Camping: No camping on this Section
Topographic Map: Grassy Cove Quadrangle, Ozone Quadrangle
Trailheads: Ozone Falls SNA at US RT 70 (El. 1,637′ N35 52′ 52.96″ W84 48″ 37.10″) (El. 1,590 at bottom of falls)
Black Mountain (N35 52.079 W84 53.266, trailhead kiosk) (El. 2,711′ N35 52.084 W84 53.253, trailhead parking)
Connection North Bound: Road walk 8.5 miles to Daddy’s Creek Section, Crab Orchard Mountain Segment.
Connection South Bound: at Black Mountain Trailhead
Official CT State Scenic Trail map HERE.
Under development. Point by point description goes here.
Progress images below.