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 the 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, there are 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 but does support amphibians. Expect to see frogs and salamanders and insects, like dragonflies, that lay eggs in water.
Amenities: parking, hiking, camping
For information on TVA trails, visit trails webpage.