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Maple Spring Fire Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bristol, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.6 mi Elevation gain 1,463 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Hiking

https://youtu.be/F_u_97SC_FI I have hiked the forest road that leads to a bulldozed point which has been leveled off to allow choppers to land during a fire. Cars are able to park at the trail head. The pavilion that had a map has been broken, but it’s still standing. The Maple Spring Fire Trail branches off of the forest road about a mile from the parking area. The first section is a definite leg burner. After a mile or so, the incline of the trail lessens a bit. There are only a few level portions and no streams to use my water filter. Due to time constraints I was not able to reach AT before turning around. I should mention that if you simply follow the forest road you will come to the bulldozed point. There is a steam a few hundred yards below the flattened area that you can get water, but purify it first. If you hike to the end of the forest you will come to place that reminds me of Lothlorian(from Lord of the Rings). There is a single track trail up to the ridge, which connects to the AT. I the bulldozed psd is big enough to handle multiple campers. It is also a great place to view the stars.

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Ira Green
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Me and my big brother went to this trail it was a pretty decent hikin trail there’s a few parkin it was worth goin I would go back and do it again very wonderful place to experience good for any kids all ages and dog friendly.

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Dave Magee
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This place isn't marked well and there are abandoned cars parked at the trailhead.