DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,003 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Followed Ronald Rasnick's route and proceeded beyond it to the intersection with Holston Mtn West at approx 3.2 miles. We then explored that very little used trail, then failed to find an easy way down (See uploaded route for details). Our information (Nat. Geo. Map) was that the trail connected with a forest service road which it did; but the Map indicated that we should turn right to proceed down. Going that way proceeds along the ridge and peters out. We did find an unknown trail (old Big Arm trail?) along the way that we want to explore further. Also found a old still.

This would make a very good out and back hike. Beautiful views in early spring. Also connects with the ridge trail, so you could hike on up to the fire tower, holston mtn trail, etc.