“A short trail that comprises part of the House Mountain Loop.
— Max Willner
Birding · Fall Colors · Wildflowers
The House Mountain State Natural Area opens at dawn and closes at dusk.
This trail is part of the House Mountain Loop
. Beginning at the House Mountain State Natural Area parking lot, runners will take West Overlook Trail from the trail junction. In 0.8 miles, the trail will switchback to the Crest Trail
, which is roughly 1.5 miles in length. Following the mountain ridge, runners can take Crest Trail
to the West Overlook - providing a view of the Cumberland Mountains to the North and the Smokies to the South.
Flora & Fauna
Hawks, grouse, woodpeckers, tanagers, turkeys, and many other birds.