Hannah Mountain TrailModerate

Parson Branch Rd / Townsend, TN

Hannah Mountain Trail

Distance (One Way)

9.5 miles

Elevation Gain

1,450 feet


Parson Branch Rd


Townsend, TN

Trail Description Written by Caroline Sullivan

Hannah Mountain Trail is a horse and hiking trail that, in it's entirety, connects Parson Branch Road to the junction of Hatcher Mountain Trail and Abrams Falls Trail. A 1.9 mile segment between Abrams Falls Trail and Rabbit Creek Trail can be used to connect the two for a nice 11.2 mile loop hike.

The most notable feature of Hannah Mountain Trail is the large unbridged water crossing of Abrams Creek near the intersection with Abrams Falls Trail. After a large amount of rain, it can become extremely dangerous or impossible to cross. The park has it listed with two asterisks (indicating most difficult and potentially dangerous) on the official park trail map. If you are planning to cross it, water shoes and extra socks are recommended. Avoid after heavy rainfall.

Because Hannah Mountain trail is not travelled very frequently, it can become quite overgrown in the summer. Long pants are recommended to avoid ticks.

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