Cumberland Trail - Grassy Cove Section

MODERATE 13 reviews

Cumberland Trail - Grassy Cove Section is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crossville, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

5.9 miles
1430 feet
Out & Back



nature trips




wild flowers


13 days ago

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2 months ago

Trail is decently marked. Steep incline almost the entire way up to the overlook, which also gets very rugged and rocky. Overall, a pretty good trail!

3 months ago

Not worth a 50 minute drive, but if you live close by it might be fun to check out all of the different trails there.

4 months ago

6 months 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.

Beautiful, easy hike and even better view!! Caution with children as you do end up on a cliff!

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Steep ascent from the Grassy Cove trailhead, but beautiful scenery of valleys below (winter viewing) upon arrival at the top. While trail is blazed (white), trail splits and intersections with nearby private property boundaries are not well marked or posted.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The trail is not great but the waterfall is breathtaking. Beautiful place to see.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Tried to walk this trail from jewett rd side and it was so poorly marked we lost the trail and ended up in linary, going to try it again soon from the grassy cove side

Friday, June 07, 2013

My husband and I are trail adopters for the Brady Mtn. section of the Grassy Cove segment of the cumberland Trail. From the trailhead on hwy. 68 it is a .7 mile roadwalk to the Black Mtn. section. From the trailhead you climb 900 ft. in 2 miles. At mile 2.6 you will see an overlook sign on your left. Down the short spur you find the magnificent view from Brady Bluff overlooking the Grassy Cove community. As you continue on you find an interesting arch amid a boulder jumble. Beyond the arch the trail grows a bit faint, but it can be navigated. You now travel plateau top for over a mile before reaching Lost Overlook. Eventually you reach Donnelly overlook then begin your descent to the Jewett Rd. trailhead. Total mileage is 7.8 miles. Total mileage including Black Mtn. and roadwalk end up being close to 13 miles.