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Little Cedar Mountain Small Wild Area Trail

Outdoor Adventures, Hiking Trail or Trailhead

Overlooks, wildflowers, historical artifacts and a unique landscape make this Small Wild Area trail a must-see. The trail is situated on 320 acres in Jasper, Tennessee which borders the Nickajack Reservoir. Bring your tent for some primitive camping and spend the weekend exploring.


ADA Accessibility Notes

No ADA accessibility available

Little Cedar Mountain Trail is located northwest of Nickajack Dam. In the spring there is a huge variety of wildflowers on the right fork of the loop trail: Twinleaf, stonecrop, larkspur and fire pink are just a few. Along the way, you can see an old stone wall that at one time stretched several miles along the shoreline. At the overlook, you'll find fabulous views as well as hoary puccoon, a rare spring-blooming wildflower.

If you decide to take the Pond Trail (1 mile), which takes you on top of Little Cedar Mountain, you will discover a wetland forest pond that does not support fish, which makes it a great amphibian habitat. Expect to see frogs, salamanders and insects, like dragonflies, that lay eggs in water.

Amenities: parking, hiking, camping

For information on TVA trails, visit trails webpage.

Eco-Friendly Notes

TVA is a partner of Leave No Trace and requests that visitors follow Leave No Trace practices.

How to Get There

Take exit 158 on I-24 about 25 miles west of Chattanooga, TN and turn left.


Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash no longer than 6-feet. TVA is a partner of Leave No Trace and requests that visitors follow Leave No Trace practices, including picking up after your pet.

Trail Distance

LCM- 3 mile loop; Pond Trail connector: 1 mile

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