Big Hump Mountain

Johnson City, Tennessee 37602

Big Hump Mountain

Big Hump Mountain Professional Review and Guide

"Start on the Revolutionary War–era Overmountain Victory Trail and rise to the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). From there, straddle the Tennessee– North Carolina state line in a mix of forests, meadows, and fields presenting first rate vistas. Cross over Little Hump Mountain, then make a grassy ramble down to Bradley Gap. A final push leads to Big Hump Mountain and 360-degree mountain panoramas that cap off this top-notch trek.

This hike’s beginning roughly follows the route of the Overmountain Men—pioneers of North Carolina, Virginia, and what became Tennessee—who mustered at Sycamore Shoals before embarking eastward over the mountains to take on the British, providing an important victory that helped turn the tide of the Revolutionary War in the South."

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Trail Information

Johnson City
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
5 hours
4,220 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,587 feet
Top Elevation
Cherokee National Forest, Watauga Ranger District: 423-735-1500,
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated #783 South Holston and Watauga Lakes; Appalachian Trail Conservancy TN–NC Maps 1 and 2; USGS Carvers Gap and USGS White Rocks Mountain
Local Maps

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Jul 2018