Flint Mill Trail

MODERATE 27 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

hiking
1 month 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
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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
2 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
2 months ago

3 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!

3 months ago

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

hiking
4 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!

4 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.

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
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7 months ago

Awesome views, but the hike is definitely steep. Bring lots of water and don't forget to rest along your ascent.

hiking
9 months ago

Very nice hike last part is straight up.. Leaves make it challenging on the way down, but view is worth it..

9 months ago

Great trail, steep at times. We went when a lot of leaves were on the ground so it was very slick!

hiking
9 months ago

Great, short, challenging trail! Trail head is right on the road, and well marked throughout the trail. Second half is very very steep going up, but worth it for the view at the top, I will definitely be visiting this trail again. Also, if you continue to follow the trail at the top for a couple minutes there is a creek crossing, good for dogs who need some water on the trail.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

very very steep hike even though it's short so keep your footing, but the views at the top are nothing short of incredible!

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

look out for rattlesnakes

Sunday, March 27, 2016