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black Crest Trail

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1.3 mile 2.1 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 268' 82 m
Descent: -126' -38 m
High: 2,073' 632 m
Low: 1,931' 589 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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The main ridge trail on the House Mountain Loop, connecting West Overlook Trail and Mountain Trail.

Max Willner

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers

The House Mountain State Natural Area opens at dawn and closes at dusk.

Description

The Crest Trail can be accessed via West Overlook Trail (0.8 miles) or Mountain Trail (1 mile).

On the western side of the Crest Trail is the West Overlook - providing a view of the Cumberland Mountains to the North and the Smokies to the South.

The Crest Trail continues eastward uphill until it dead-ends at the East Overlook. The East Overlook is considered the more spectacular view of the two, offering a view of the Clinch and Unaka Mountain Range. Hikers will proceed to backtrack from the East Overlook back to the trail junction at Crest Trail and Mountain Trail.

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Hawks, grouse, woodpeckers, tanagers, turkeys, and many other birds.

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Oct 29, 2016
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