Flint Mill Trail

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Flint Mill Trail ist ein 2.4 Meilen langer, wenig besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Elizabethton, Tennessee. Er führt durch schönen Wald, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als schwierig einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden.

Entfernung: 2.4 miles Höhenunterschied: 1,374 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

angeleinte Hunde

Wandern

Naturausflüge

Laufen

Wald

Aussicht

Wildtiere

wandern
scrambling
steinig
22 hours ago

This trail earns the “steep as a mule’s nose” award. Well worn and at times slick due to fine loose gravel. Many parts require scrambling. If your in good shape you’ll make it and be rewarded by a stunning view. The trail can also be accessed from Holston Mountain trail if you prefer a less steep but longer route to the overlook. On this day the trail was dry with a dusting of snow on top. The access road is gravel with plenty of large potholes.

wandern
steinig
26 days ago

wandern
steinig
1 month ago

This trail is definitely hard/strenuous but the view at the top is definitely worth it. I’m sure this is an incredible hike when the leaves are in full color. If you are hiking after the leaves have fallen/winter, I would highly recommend hiking poles. A fairly large portion of this trail is straight up the mountain side.

1 month ago

I enjoyed this trail. Short but steep. Beautiful PAYOFF! Allow at least an hour to get to the view Well marked!

wandern
scrambling
steinig
3 months ago

This trail is a tough, vertical hike. I’m not in the best shape anymore, but it took myself and two other guys in our early 20s about 70 minutes and a half-dozen brief breaks to get to the top. The view is spectacular. Poles were helpful on the hike down and I only fell on but butt a few times. This hike is good for people looking for a challenging hike and a great view.

wandern
3 months ago

Definitely a tough hike, but more than worth it! Good treaded shoes/boots and a walking stick is a plus for this trail. And don't forget your water.

wandern
4 months ago

Here is the review you’ve been looking for! The others did not have all the details I needed. Parking: The GPS coordinates on Google Maps takes you right to the trailhead. You will see the post with the trail name there. There is enough parallel parking for 1-2 cars out front. Shouldn’t be hard to find other street parking down the road. Follow the arrow and make sure you follow the flint mill arrow, not the other one. The trail breaks off at a couple points and make sure you figure out which arrow is pointing to which trail (I believe the arrows are under the trailhead names not above them). Distance: I do not know why someone said 6.4...they must have gotten lost! We tracked it with a hike tracker and got 1.9 each way for 3.8 miles total. Time it will take: There were 4 of us 20-30 somethings and with approximately 5-7 brief stops on the way up it took us 1 hour 25 minutes. The way down took us 45 minutes. I am not a professional hiker or anything, and do not work out regularly. We did not use poles and were fine. Hike details: It is steep but there are no ledges where you risk falling off the side of the mountain. It is a woodsy trail that is well cleared for the most part. You have to watch your footing for roots and rocks most of the time, but those help you get traction so you don’t slip. I wore adidas with no traction on the bottom and only slid about five times on the way down. No falls or anything, but easy to lose grip briefly and grab a nearby tree or root. Recommendations: Wear hiking boots with good traction and you will be set! Poles could help, yes, but mostly for the way down. The hike is not long but bring 1-2 water bottles. You should not get lost on this trail. It is very straight forward with trail markers when it splits into a different trail. Wild animals: We did not see any snakes or other animals on the trail. There may be some giant spiders on webs in your path, but you can take them down with a stick. Worth it? ABSOLUTELY! Do it!

wandern
steinig
4 months ago

Big payoff, definitely a work out and will show you real quick any weaknesses you’ll need to work on. Watch for rattlesnakes.

wandern
steinig
4 months ago

Decided to hike it for an evening hike very amateur Hiker. Hiked solo, beautiful view very strenuous and steep. Take plenty of water. Seen a bear cub on my way out!

wandern
steinig
4 months ago

Hiked up Flint Rock to the Holston Mtn trail for a total 6.4 mile round trip. It was fantastic! The Holston Mountain trail has recently been mowed because there is a safe path now without any risk of nettles! That was great. Hiking up Flint is NO joke. I am fit and it was an incredible workout. Would recommend highly for those who aren’t scared of it!

wandern
steinig
5 months ago

This trail was difficult but worth the work! Very rocky at some spots and a lot of it is a straight up climb. Would not recommend being small children on this trail. Try to go on a clear sunny day, the view was amazing!!

wandern
5 months ago

This is an awesome hike, it is strenuous but if it gets to be a bit much take a break and start again. The payoff at the end is totally worth the climb, the view is absolutely gorgeous. Be cautious of the rocks to the left at the top there is a crack in the one and there were three copperheads in it, they said there's usually rattlers. So there's definitely snakes there, so be alert.

wandern
scrambling
steinig
5 months ago

wandern
6 months ago

I am an avid hiker and this kicked my butt. At least it’s pretty short! But yeah, hiking poles are super helpful, especially going down. Great views of the lake. Tons of different mushrooms and butterflies. A type 2 fun kind of day.

wandern
6 months ago

Good hike! Trail is steep and tough. Make sure you are wearing the right footwear. Also very cool view at the top that has a spot that would be awesome to camp out at for a day.

wandern
steinig
7 months ago

wandern
8 months ago

Overall great trail with a stunning view! Road is a bit washed out/lots of pot holes so glad we had a vehicle with some clearance. Agree trail is very steep and recommend good trail shoes and trekking poles. Would not want to get caught on this trail in the rain; would be a slip n slide for sure! Will definitely recommend and hike it again.

wandern
steinig
8 months ago

This trail is very physically demanding, but the reward speaks for itself. Shouldn’t be too hard for seasoned hikers, but a good 2/3 of the trail is straight up. A good hiking staff or trekking poles is a necessity for this trail, as well as some good mid to high ankle support hiking boots with good tread. high socks (if hiking in shorts) is also a plus. Be aware on the rocky areas once you approach the top, as I have ran Into snake wranglers up there looking for rattlers. I’ve never seen one in my handful of hikes up there, but I’ve heard there is a den up there somewhere. The trail is very rocky in places and I would certainly avoid this one after a rain or if the trail is muddy. One would have to pace themselves going up the steep incline and definitely take their time coming down. But the views up top...absolutely breathtaking. I can think of no greater vantage point on south Holston Mountain where you can see the lake and river valley below. *important note*-there is a large tree down right a trail junction that can be a bit deceiving and there is also a blue blaze tree marker at the same spot. It could be easy to take that left turn and get off trail. Check out my full review on YouTube at AppyMountainTrekkers

wandern
9 months ago

Very steep uphill. Worth the view

wandern
10 months ago

hard hike while going up. If you bring a pack with you, you're going to want to back light. trekking poles will help you on the way down. the hike is essentially you scaling a mountain. have good shoes!

Sat Nov 10 2018

This trail isn’t as difficult as all of the reviews made it out to be, in my opinion. Yes, it’s straight up. But if you are used to actual hiking, then you will be fine. Bring your poles or a walking stick, they help a lot climbing the super steep areas and help you not slide coming back down. We hiked this trail in 60 degree weather, and stopped frequently to rest a minute. A faster pace and/or hot weather would make this hike more difficult. Small children would probably slide/fall coming back down the trail. The view is gorgeous!

wandern
Mon Oct 01 2018

The reviews are spot on. This is the steepest trail I have ever hiked. Bring your trekking poles. Still, it was totally worth it.

wandern
Thu Aug 16 2018

Reviews are spot on! Very intense hike! Starts off fairly flat for the first half but then it gets very steep! Lots of rocks and loose dirt so the climb down gets tricky as well. We explored further down the path until we met the Holston Mountain trail and then turned back. Legs were definitely shaking on the way down! Was able to accomplish this as my 3rd hike after many years off! The view at the top is breathtaking! Looking forward to doing it again in the fall when the leaves are changing! Definitely recommend this hike if you can handle a steep climb up and down! Just make sure you have plenty of water and take plenty of breaks!

wandern
Mon Aug 13 2018

Very strenuous hike! The first part of the hike is very deceiving and leads u to believe that its not gonna be that bad. After about 1/4 a mile it is absolutely straight up the mountain for the rest of the hike. There are lots of trees to lean on the way up. If u do make it to the top, you will see one of the neatest habitats around here and some of the most unique wildflowers. Its totally worth the effort!

Mon Aug 13 2018

Harder than I thought it would be. The trail is as steep as described and is definitely hard. The road to get there has more potholes than actual road so drive with caution. Worth the view!

wandern
Sat Aug 11 2018

This is as hard as the other reviews say but man were the views worth it. If you can do it, definitely go

wandern
Mon Jul 30 2018

Great Hike! I didn't want to believe the other reviews on the difficulty, but they are pretty accurate, pretty much an uphill climb the whole way. Worth it though to get to see the view at the top.

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