Little Frog Mountain Wilderness, now covered in second-growth forest, encompasses a horseshoe-shaped valley, Pressley Cove. It is formed by Little Frog Mountain on the southeast and Dry Pond Lead on the northwest. Panoramic views are the main attraction atop Sassafras Knob near the northern boundary, the highest point in the area at 3,322 feet. The terrain bottoms out at approximately 1,200 feet near the Ocoee River, which flows just outside the southern boundary. You'll see flame azalea, mountain laurel, rhododendron, trailing arbutus, crested dwarf iris, mayapple, bloodroot, toothwort, magnolia, dogwood, redbud, and many other flowering plants, shrubs, and trees. The Rock Creek Trail, the only path here, winds through the heart of the Wilderness for 5.5 miles into the valley of Pressley Cove. Just outside the Wilderness, the Dry Pond Lead Trail follows the northwestern boundary for 4.5 miles along well-forested Dry Pond Lead.
Leave No Trace
How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). Click on any of the principles listed below to learn more about how they apply in the Little Frog Mountain Wilderness.
Digital and paper maps are critical tools for wilderness visitors. Online maps can help you plan and prepare for your visit ahead of time. You can also carry digital maps with you on your GPS unit or other handheld GPS device. Having a paper map with you in the backcountry, as well as solid orienteering skills, however, ensures that you can still route-find in the event that your electronic device fails.
Motorized equipment and equipment used for mechanical transport is generally prohibited in all wilderness areas.
This includes the use of motor vehicles, motorboats, motorized equipment, bicycles, hang gliders, wagons, carts, portage wheels, and the landing of aircraft including helicopters.
Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 - Public law 115-334 (12/20/2018) To provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes.