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Big Frog Mountain
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Big Frog Mountain in the winter from the Licklog Ridge Trail in Big Frog Wilderness.
Highest point
Elevation 4,224 ft (1,287 m)
Location Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia
Parent range Blue Ridge Mountains

Big Frog Mountain is a mountain located in southeastern Tennessee in the Big Frog Wilderness, within the Cherokee National Forest. At 4,224 feet (1,287 m) tall, there is no higher point west of Big Frog Mountain until the Big Bend in Texas or the Black Hills of South Dakota. It is located on the divide between the Tennessee and Coosa drainages. A network of trails allow hikers to explore the mountain, which gains its distinctive name by, according to some, looking somewhat like a frog in profile. It has also been speculated that the local place name "Cohutta" derived from a Cherokee word meaning "Big Frog"

Big Frog Mountain has a long, narrow, and flat top rising gently to a maximum height of 4,224 ft. Large patches of rhododendron can be found on the western part of the mountaintop.

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