Black Mountain

Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee

This ride will take you West through Loudon and along Watts Bar Lake to Crab Orchard, just outside Crossville. Black Mountain is a 2,900′ tall mountain on the Cumberland Plateau that encompasses magnificent 270-million year old sandstone bluffs. It’s about a 10-minute walk to the overlook from the parking lot. Uncle Gus’s Mountain Pit BBQ is a great place to stop for lunch.

Segment #1

  1. Start at Smoky Mountain HD
  2. Head toward W Lamar Alexander Pkwy. Go for 39 ft.
  3. Turn right onto W Lamar Alexander Pkwy (US-321). Go for 0.3 mi.
  4. Turn right onto Ross Dr. Go for 0.2 mi.
  5. Turn right onto Big Springs Rd. Go for 1.2 mi.
  6. Turn left onto Big Springs Rd. Go for 4.2 mi.
  7. Turn left onto Meadow Rd. Go for 3.4 mi.
  8. Turn left onto Meadow Rd. Go for 0.9 mi.
  9. Turn slightly right onto Cloyds Creek Rd. Go for 0.6 mi.
  10. Turn left onto Meadow Rd W. Go for 1.2 mi.
  11. Turn right onto Brooks Rd. Go for 1.7 mi.
  12. Turn right onto Highway 95 N (TN-95). Go for 5.9 mi.
  13. Turn left onto Highway 321 S (US-321). Go for 3.7 mi.
  14. Take ramp toward TN-444 W/Tellico Village. Go for 0.2 mi.
  15. Continue on Tellico Pkwy (TN-444 W). Go for 3.0 mi.
  16. Turn right onto Poplar Ridge Rd. Go for 0.9 mi.
  17. Turn left onto Poplar Springs Rd. Go for 3.0 mi.
  18. Turn right onto Davis Ferry Rd. Go for 0.6 mi.
  19. Continue on Vonore Rd. Go for 1.9 mi.
  20. Turn right onto Highway 72 S (TN-72). Go for 9.6 mi.
  21. Optional stop at the Weigel’s on the right.
  22. Turn right onto Highway 72 N (TN-72). Go for 1.1 mi.
  23. Continue on Loudon Hwy (TN-72). Go for 7.6 mi.
  24. Turn right onto Decatur Hwy (TN-58). Go for 2.3 mi.
  25. Turn left onto River Rd (TN-304). Go for 3.6 mi.
  26. Turn left onto River Rd (TN-304). Go for 9.0 mi.
  27. Continue on State Highway 304 (TN-304). Go for 8.2 mi.
  28. Turn right onto State Highway 68 W (TN-68/TN-304). Go for 7.2 mi.
  29. Turn right onto New Lake Rd (TN-302). Go for 3.4 mi.
  30. Continue on Piccadilly Ave. Go for 0.6 mi.
  31. Turn right onto Wassom Memorial Hwy (TN-68). Go for 15.8 mi.
  32. Turn right onto Cox Valley Rd. Go for 3.2 mi.
  33. Turn right onto Halleys Grove Rd. Go for 1.0 mi.
  34. Turn right onto Bat Town Rd. Go for 0.6 mi.
  35. Turn slightly right onto Bat Town Rd. Go for 0.3 mi.
  36. Turn left onto Owl Roost Rd. Go for 2.9 mi.
  37. Arrive at Black Mountain Overlook.

Segment #2

  1. Start Black Mountain Overlook
  2. Head east on Owl Roost Rd. Go for 2.9 mi.
  3. Turn right onto Bat Town Rd. Go for 0.3 mi.
  4. Turn slightly left onto Bat Town Rd. Go for 1.1 mi.
  5. Turn slightly right onto Bat Town Rd. Go for 249 ft.
  6. Turn slightly left onto Market St. Go for 0.4 mi.
  7. Turn right onto Highway 70 E (US-70). Go for 12.1 mi.
  8. Turn right onto Spring City Hwy (US-27). Go for 0.7 mi.
  9. Turn left onto Burke Mill Rd. Go for 0.9 mi.
  10. Turn slightly left onto Abels Valley Rd. Go for 0.4 mi.
  11. Turn sharp right onto Pumphouse Rd. Go for 1.5 mi.
  12. Turn right onto New Hope Rd. Go for 2.6 mi.
  13. Turn slightly left onto Caney Creek Rd. Go for 3.3 mi.
  14. Turn right onto Bowman Bend Rd. Go for 2.6 mi.
  15. Turn left onto Bowman Bend Rd. Go for 440 ft.
  16. Turn right onto Bowman Bend Rd. Go for 2.4 mi.
  17. Turn right onto Bluff Rd. Go for 0.1 mi.
  18. Turn left onto Bluff Rd. Go for 1.9 mi.
  19. Turn right onto Roane State Hwy (US-70). Go for 1.7 mi.
  20. Turn left onto N Kentucky St (TN-58). Go for 2.1 mi.
  21. Continue on Sugar Grove Valley Rd. Go for 6.8 mi.
  22. Turn right onto Poplar Creek Rd. Go for 0.8 mi.
  23. Turn right onto Blair Rd (TN-327). Go for 3.0 mi.
  24. Turn left onto Oak Ridge Tpke (TN-58). Go for 0.8 mi.
  25. Take ramp onto TN-95 S toward Lenoir City. Go for 5.9 mi.
  26. Continue on Highway 321 N (TN-95). Go for 4.7 mi.
  27. Turn sharp right onto Highway 70 W (US-70) toward I-40-ALT W. Go for 413 ft.
  28. Turn left onto Old Highway 95. Go for 3.2 mi.
  29. Continue on Kingston St. Go for 0.7 mi.
  30. Turn left onto E Depot St. Go for 0.2 mi.
  31. Turn right onto S Grand St. Go for 0.2 mi.
  32. Turn slightly left onto Bussell Ferry Rd. Go for 479 ft.
  33. Turn left onto Elm Hill Rd. Go for 0.5 mi.
  34. Turn right onto US-321. Go for 3.3 mi.
  35. Turn left onto Antioch Church Rd E. Go for 2.3 mi.
  36. Turn slightly left onto Antioch Church Rd E. Go for 0.5 mi.
  37. Turn left onto Unitia Rd. Go for 1.2 mi.
  38. Turn slightly right onto Unitia Rd. Go for 2.4 mi.
  39. Continue on W Hill Ave. Go for 0.3 mi.
  40. Turn left onto S Morgan St. Go for 262 ft.
  41. Continue on N Morgan St. Go for 0.3 mi.
  42. Turn left onto Miser Station Rd (TN-333). Go for 0.8 mi.
  43. Turn right onto W Vinegar Valley Rd. Go for 1.1 mi.
  44. Turn left onto Vinegar Valley Rd. Go for 1.8 mi.
  45. Turn right onto Miser School Rd. Go for 0.9 mi.
  46. Turn left onto N Union Grove Rd. Go for 0.4 mi.
  47. Turn right onto Freels Rd. Go for 1.2 mi.
  48. Turn slightly right onto Grey Ridge Rd. Go for 2.1 mi.
  49. Turn right onto Grey Ridge Rd. Go for 0.3 mi.
  50. Turn right onto Old Glory Rd (TN-335). Go for 1.0 mi.
  51. Turn left onto W Lamar Alexander Pkwy (US-321). Go for 0.7 mi.
  52. Arrive at Smoky Mountain HD.
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Ride Rating Guidelines

Miles: 194
Time: 5 hr 36 min

Segment #1

Miles: 109
Time: 2 hr 57 min

Segment #2

Miles: 85
Time: 2 hr 39 min