Flint Mill Trail

MODERATE 37 reviews
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Flint Mill Trail is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bristol, Tennessee that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1476 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

views

wildlife

15 minutes ago

This bad boy is definitely strenuous and can be dangerous due to the loose terrain and slope. But it's worth every bit of the hike

1 day ago

This hike is extremely steep and difficult for the average hiker. Lots of steep terrain and lose rock. I highly recommend hiking poles. The views of S. Holston Lake are phenomenal and worth the effort!

12 days ago

Should be rated as 'Hard'. Very steep, and sometimes treacherous incline and decline. Be prepared to fall a few times because of rocks and loose dirt. The view is awesome though.

hiking
18 days ago

Super steep and not at all a moderate trail. Could be very dangerous in wet conditions, so take caution even in dry conditions. The views are amazing.

hiking
20 days ago

Not for small children, or the elderly. I took my dog and he did fine but I wouldn’t take a small dog here. It’s not really a hike it’s more like climbing. The view is spectacular though!

hiking
23 days ago

More like a climb than a hike. Getting up there was straight up and hard. Coming down was dangerous and slippery. The view is totally worth it though.

1 month ago

It is a good trail,well marked and easy to follow. A moderate rating is misleading. It is short but quite steep. The view from Flint Rock is worth the lung busting climb. Wear good strong boots, bring plenty of water, consider hiking pole to help with footing. Mostly take your time and enjoy!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

I'd definitely do it again after a year of cardio. lol. The view is totally worth the very steep climb from the bottom to the top.

hiking
2 months ago

Quite a view, but you're going to work your butt off to see it. The trail should be marked as hard for the steepness. Don't take the trail behind the overlook thinking it will take you back the same way... it doesn't. Trust me.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This trail should definitely be labeled as Hard, but the view is well worth the sweat. I wish I would have brought my hiking poles for the way down, definitely slid quite a few times.

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing view, and beautiful wild flowers along the way! However, the trail is not the "run on the mill" intermediate trail. The first half mile is just a routine incline. However, the rest of the hike goes relatively straight up the mountain, with little to no serpentine path direction to ease the steep terrain! Make sure to wear very sturdy, good traction boots, and hiking poles are extremely helpful, especially on the way down. Make sure to take it nice and slow, and be sure of your footing before weight shift, and plant your hiking poles well. This will save you many slides, and potentially ruining your enjoyment of a beautiful hike.

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

I don't know if moderate is accurate. I hike fairly regularly and this trail was steep and pretty much straight up. Worth the sweat though!

5 months ago

Intermediate first .5 mile then very challenging but worth the climb when you reach the top.

hiking
6 months ago

Difficult hike, but the view is totally worth it. A lot of debris on the trail so wear good hiking shoes and bring plenty of water!

6 months ago

very steep accent, but totally worth the view from the top. lots of trees blocking the trail, but easy to get around. careful on the way back down.

7 months ago