“The main ridge trail on the House Mountain Loop, connecting West Overlook Trail and Mountain Trail.”
— Max Willner
The House Mountain State Natural Area opens at dawn and closes at dusk.
Features: Birding — Views — Wildflowers
The Crest Trail can be accessed via West Overlook Trail
(0.8 miles) or Mountain Trail
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. Runners will proceed to backtrack from the East Overlook back to the trail junction at Crest Trail and Mountain Trail
Flora & Fauna
Hawks, grouse, woodpeckers, tanagers, turkeys, and many other birds.