Flint Mill Trail to Holston Mountain Fire Tower

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Flint Mill Trail to Holston Mountain Fire Tower is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bristol, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 7.2 miles Elevation Gain: 2,401 feet Route Type: Out & Back


nature trips



wild flowers


Extreme elevation climb for the first mile.

over grown
28 days ago

The Flint Mill trail is very steep and challenging even for an avid hiker but worth the view of the Holston River. It was a beautiful day, as I would not want to get caught on this one in the rain. I tried to continue on the Holston Mountain Trail to the firetower but turned back about half a mile in because the trail was not well maintained and the stinging nettle were terrible.

3 months ago

Very steep climb up to Flint Rock and especially treacherous coming down. I tried to continue past Flint Rock, but turned around due to the stinging nettle and other thorny plants that continuously stuck out into the narrow trail and were impossible to avoid. The view from Flint Rock was beautiful though, and I spent over an hour just hanging out up there.

4 months ago

Super steep for the first mile or so. Well maintained for the most part. Nice trail.

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