Mt. Roosevelt Scenic Overlook

Mount Roosevelt is a peak on Walden Ridge west of Rockwood, Tennessee. Part of the Cumberland Escarpment, the mountain reaches a height of 2036 feet, more than 1100 feet above the town. On a clear day, the Smoky Mountains can be seen over 70 miles to the east.

To reach the scenic viewpoint on the mountain from Interstate 40, take exit 338 and head south on Westel Road marked as TN 299 for 2.8 miles. Turn left onto US 70 and head east for 1.2 miles. Veer left onto Fire Tower Road and drive 1.5 miles to the overlook. Parking is available for about half a dozen vehicles. Picnic tables are available for use during daylight hours. There are no restroom facilities on site. The former fire tower is closed to public use and is missing several stair treads.

Address: Mt Roosevelt State Forest Rd, Rockwood, TN 37854