After leaving several cars at the Ozone Falls parking area, we will travel by car to Black Mountain (about a 9 mile drive). We will explore wonderful sandstone outcroppings, rockhouses, views, and of course wildflowers. We will then start to hike “north” on the Cumberland Trail. The CTC is now completed between Black Mountain and Ozone Falls. There is a fair amount of easy walking on flat upland second-growth forest on this segment, but plenty of descending and ascending of plateau gorges with creeks. The rockwork done to build the trail by the CTC is phenomenal, especially as we approach Ozone Falls. We get a stunning view of the falls from below before climbing up to our cars and concluding the shuttle. Distance about 8 miles, with exploration of Black Mountain. Rated Moderate. Meet at Lowes in Harriman, 1800 Roane State Hwy at 8am.
Pre-registration is required. Masks are now required for all those participating in carpools, shuttles or key swaps, regardless of vaccination status. You may also choose to drive your own vehicle to the trailhead.
Leader: Diane Petrilla
Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.
Smoky Mountains Hiking Club
PO Box 51592
Knoxville, TN 37950-1592