Bradley County Highpoint Trip Report

Date: October 6, 2008
Author: Tom Owen

The other reports are inadequate. Do not approach from Mahan Gap Road, approach from Owl Hollow Road.

My GPS routed me around the north-east of this HP along Mahan Gap Road. Shortly after turning on to Fire Tower Road the road becomes very muddy and very rutted. This is for high-clearance vehicles only. The approach from Owl Hollow Road is much more accessible from the southeast.

Take exit 20 from I-75 for Cleveland (US 64) and turn towards the large fireworks store and gas stations (away from Cleveland). This is Pleasant Grove Road SW.

Turn left at Pleasant Grove Road - 1.4 miles.
Turn left at Pleasant Grove Lane - 0.8 mile.
Turn left at Bancroft Road - 0.3 mile.
Turn right at Baugh Springs Trail - 1.8 miles.
Slight right at Owl Hollow Road - 0.4 mile.
Turn left at Fire Tower Road.

Fire Tower Road tops out by some driveways a short way from Owl Hollow. Turn left and continue up to the top.

The tower is gone and the forest service house is empty. The top of the tower is now on display at the nature center off Pleasant Grove Road SW.