5 Unforgettable Hikes in the Upper Cumberland Region of Tennessee
Watts Bar Lake mention in Forbes
Be Inspired by the Scenic Black Mountain Overlook
Although the Black Mountain Overlook in Crossville, Tennessee, is popular, you just may feel like the first person to discover its beauty. The short loop trail that brings you to the overlook is only 1.5 miles long, and every inch of it is worthwhile. From the overlook you’ll see the Tennessee Valley, the Great Smoky Mountains, the Watts Bar Lake, and the northern end of Grassy Cove.
Tips: Start going uphill along the paved trail at the parking area on the top of Black Mountain, then continue as the pavement gives way to a dirt trail. Keep right at the stone spring house and continue uphill to start your hike through the woods. After a quarter of mile, you’ll need to bear left to go to the Black Mountain Overlook. It offers one of the prettiest views in the state.
Address: 2000-3398 Black Mountain Road, Crossville, TN 38555