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West Overlook Trail

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Trail

0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
61% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 599' 183 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 1,919' 585 m
Low: 1,320' 402 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 15% (8°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)

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Trail shared by Max Willner

A short trail that comprises part of the House Mountain Loop.

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Wildflowers

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

Description

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.

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Sentinels standing guard on the western ascent.
Dec 7, 2017 near Mascot, TN
Heading up to the West Overlook.
Oct 3, 2017 near Mascot, TN
The beginning of the gradual ascent to Crest Trail via the West Overlook Trail.
Nov 18, 2015 near Mascot, TN
Some switchbacks on the West Overlook Trail have orange fencing due to erosion.
Nov 19, 2015 near Mascot, TN
Thoughtfully placed bench, perfect for a rest after the climb to the top.
Apr 23, 2018 near Mascot, TN

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