- Elevation: 4,145 ft / 1,263 m
- Distance: Drive-up / ~0.1 mile
- Time: N/A
- Difficulty: Easy
- Weather: Good
After visiting Clingman’s Dome on Monday, I stayed overnight in Dandridge, TN, then the next morning made my way over to Black Mountain, Kentucky on the VA border. That place is in the middle of nowhere. The hard road that leads to the turn-off is very curvy, and was completely deserted. There is a large green road sign that indicates where you need to turn. Since I did not see a hiking trail, I took the dirt road that led up to the summit area. This road that is very rough, so I’m glad I was in a truck. A car could probably make it, but it is really rutted out so you’d have to go slow. I would be very cautious in bad weather conditions. There is a little area to park at the final turn-off to the left, and a short walk from there to the summit area.