Sinking Waters Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews

Sinking Waters Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Kingsport, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
396 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

Three loops comprise of this trail narrated by signs in the trail telling of the first settling family in the area. The boardwalk at the bottom of the trail circles a series of small sink hold where the water trickles into (perhaps more so in the rainy season).

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

3 months ago

It's a nice trail. The decline isn't noticed on the first portion so the incline creeps up on you on the way back. There could be better markings on the trail, there are so many forks that you could get lost very easily, even with a map. The history told about in the signs is interesting.

4 months ago

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7 months ago

I took our 2 youngest daughters and our husky on this trail today. Seemed easy enough, but coming back the incline sneeks up on you when you haven't walked or hiked for 3 months. We will definitely come back when the flowers and trees are in bloom.

8 months ago

Nice trip

hiking
11 months ago

Nice little trail, went a little later n the evening than I probably should have....since it was dark on the way out and I had a 10 week old pup with me. However, it was well kept, for a trail not on the beaten path

hiking
Thursday, September 08, 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

It was great, we got caught in a huge downpour that was concentrated right above us. This made the hike really fun and challenging because all of the water pouring off the mountains. It started lightning really bad and we had to turn back at the marsh, will definitely go back

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Monday, July 11, 2016

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

trail map says 3.0, my GPS says 2.4. regrdless, nice easy trail when not encountering loose dogs. there are always unleashed dogs, be forewarned

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Nice easy relaxing little hike. Kid and Dog friendly

hiking
Saturday, April 16, 2016

The views were beautiful and the terrain was just the right mix! Loved it!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Loved it. just the right mix.

birding
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Nice short hike! Informational signs were neat to tell the story of the area. Couple of steep inclines that felt the burn but enjoyable.

hiking
Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Nice short hike! Trail has some steep inclines but with the loops and informational signs, it's very nice.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

I didn't know this trail existed. Very enjoyable short hike. There were lots of spider webs. Didn't see any animals. There are a couple of benches to rest at. There's a long bridge that goes over some boggy area that is neat. There are signs that tell you the story of the area. Like mentioned before it has some small inclines that get your heart going and the trail is a bit narrow. Didn't see anyone else there. Hiked in the morning it was nice and secluded.