Black Mountain Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews

Black Mountain Trail is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crab Orchard, Tennessee that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.9 miles 1768 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

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trail running

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hiking
22 days ago

1 month ago

Awesome rock formations!

hiking
1 month ago

I combined the Black Mountain CT trail and the first portion of the Byrd Mountain / Grassy Cove trail as an overlook-to-overlook hike. This formed a ~14-mile out-and-back, including boulder exploring and the Windless Cave spur. Black mountain has massive stone formations, a great overlook area, and a fairly gentle slope.  Byrd mountain trail is a bit steeper but follows atv routes for the most part, and the overlook has a stunning, unobstructed eastward view of Grassy Cove and beyond.  My app claimed 3800' total elevation gain but that seems off.  Highly recommended.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

This is a great little trail with wonderful views. The hike isn't very long, but the scenery is awesome. Stop in if you are out that way.

3 months ago

a favorite and beautiful view

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous trail! If you haven't been on this one, you need to add it to your agenda. No other foot traffic other than myself that day which was great actually. Definitely a hidden gem on the Cumberland Plateau.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

mountain biking
1 year ago

beautiful scenery!
mountain biking no longer permitted in this area :(

1 year ago

Super rock formations and beautiful views. A great day!

hiking
1 year ago

9 miles to 68 on CT great hike and great view of the valley when the leaves fall.

1 year ago

great overlook

mountain biking
1 year ago

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Black Mtn. Loop trail is 1.8 miles. The Black Mtn. thru section of the Cumberland Trail is about 3.5 miles in length. The seed ticks and chiggers are everywhere near the campsite. If you hike it in warm weather don't forget your bug spray. The Southern overlook is one of the best overlooks on the plateau.

hiking
1 year ago

Gorgeous, breath-taking views just outside of Crossville. Not a hard hike, great spot at the overlook to pack a picnic lunch and eat it while enjoying those views!