Iron Mountain Via Appalachian Trail

HARD 4 reviews
#62 of 96 trails in

Iron Mountain Via Appalachian Trail is a 15.3 mile point-to-point trail located near Butler, Tennessee that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
15.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2939 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

hiking

forest

5 months ago

We saw a bear near where the trail crosses 421 on the north side about 2 weeks ago

hiking
5 months ago

I rate the trail 5* But I live in the house next to trailhead 54 just across the street from the towers. I love this and the Appalachian trail. I love Cross Mountain and call it and Iron Mountain home. I have walked both trails. 54 N leads to Damascus Virginia. I have walked as far as the hwy. crossing at 421. It's a good long hike with a big drop down into shady gap. And a good climb if you come back this way. The trail is beautiful as you near hwy 421. With lots of old tree growth ( big trees). It will take all day if you start by 9:00am. and have a couple good breaks like lunch and a few short breaks. Happy hiking trails my friends enjoy!!!!!

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

found it on cross mountain road, much farther up than the map shows. it will be across from the cell phone tower, before you get to the first driveway. beautifully maintained trail, beautiful view of for valley. much more strenuous than the AT up the street. much steeper. only went 2 miles out, not sure how far it goes. highly recommend.

hiking
Thursday, September 24, 2015

Cannot find the trailhead on cross mountain road. Map is definitely off. Any info would be greatly appreciated.