Devil’s Triangle Scenic and Historical Drive

Devil’s Triangle Scenic and Historical Drive

Nestled in the Cumberland Mountains, the Devil’s Triangle is 45 miles of twists and turns. There are some straight aways alongside pastures, but there are also steep switchback curves. You will experience approximately 1,000 feet in elevation change. It's the perfect trail to explore the rural mountains of East Tennessee.

Highlights of the trail include Brushy Mountain Prison which housed James Earl Ray, assassin of Dr. Martin Luther King, until his death in 1998. The prison is also the only prison to have a natural wall, the side of the mountain, as one of the prison walls. The prison now serves as a tourist attraction.

You can also see Tennessee’s only windmill farm on top of Buffalo Mountain which is located at Windrock Park.

In addition to the prison and windmill farm, the Devil's Triangle will take you deep in the heart of East Tennessee’s mining country. Many of the miners that lived and died in the area were involved in the Fraterville Mine Disaster or the Cross Mountain Mine Disaster in some way. You can learn the coal mining history here.

Click here for a map of the trail.


304 Creek Street
Rocky Top Tennessee

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