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.
dogs on leash
Awesome rock formations!
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.
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.
a favorite and beautiful view
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.
mountain biking no longer permitted in this area :(
Super rock formations and beautiful views. A great day!
9 miles to 68 on CT great hike and great view of the valley when the leaves fall.
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.
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!