Black Mountain

Crab Orchard, TN
Black Mountain is a 10.8 mile loop trail located near Crab Orchard, TN and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.

10.8 miles 180 feet Loop
hiking mountain biking
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Patrick Blankenship
2 months ago

28 Completed1 Reviews

Black Mountain is a great first time hikers trail. The hiking at BM is easy and the rock climbing couldn't be better. Also, the trail is easily accessible from the parking lot. Definitely check out the old stone chimneys, spring house, and southern overlook.

But the AllTrails app directions are completely WRONG!!

Parking Area Address:

3004 Owl Roost Rd
Crossville‎ TN‎ 38555
United States

35.8681, -81.8876

Simon Leong
4 months ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

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

Sandra Swilley
4 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Super rock formations and beautiful views. A great day!

Jason Gonzalez
5 months ago

69 Completed3 Reviews

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

Cin W
5 months ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

great overlook

Heather Marie
8 months ago

14 Completed14 Reviews

Shauna Anschuetz
9 months ago

51 Completed44 Reviews

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.

Marissa Webb
10 months ago

28 Completed11 Reviews

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!

G Landen
1 year ago

10 Completed5 Reviews

Very easy and fun hike. This does have a great overlook view from the south side. It looks over Grassy Cove and Grandview beautifully. Fun for the whole family.

Gerry Hallcox
2 years ago

10 Completed5 Reviews

Easy beautiful hike around all the rocks, fantastic overlook! We hiked down to the bat cave also, which is a pretty moderate hike.

Stacy Reed
2 years ago

38 Completed15 Reviews

Beautiful views, we hiked this one at sunset. There is a small springhouse during the hike. Hike is a nice easy hike. Two different areas of overlooks.

Michael Curry
4 years ago

20 Completed16 Reviews

This is a great trail. I ran the first 0.5 miles of it, and made it to the southern overlook. It's an incredible view. As for mountain biking, it would be absolutely fun. There is enough room to maneuver the trail with lots of ruts and roots to devour. If you're looking to camp, there are spots to do this as well. It's an overall good trail.