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Spillway Trail is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bristol, Tennessee that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running.

Length 3.5 mi Elevation gain 449 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Running Forest Lake Views
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jt cooper
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Meghan O'Connor
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Felicia Losh
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Beautiful hike! Moderate uphill but flat gravel trail. Wonderful for dogs and a pretty view at the end!

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Ronda Baker
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This was a great short walk. It is a gravel path, that you could easily walk or ride a bike on. There are side trails and some of them were marked with caution tape.... I am not sure what these are used for. The views of Holston Lake are gorgeous. Will do it again!

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C G
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Hiking

Good steady incline most of the way to the spillway on a wide well groomed trail. Good for conditioning runs or testing a new gear setup. A second less developed and much steeper trail branches off near the spillway and goes down to the spillway chute.

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Nancy Ward
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Easy, nice little hike/walk. Had the trail to myself, very quiet. Found an unmarked single track trail off to the right on the way up. Hiked it up and out along a ridgeline, where it dropped down to wind around the side of the mountain. Time restrictions didn't allow me to follow it to the end. I plan on going back and doing just that. Great trail for families.

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dalton bryant
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Nice walk, with good views this time of year.

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Tara Miller
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Wonderful easy hike. It is up hill but the incline is gradual. The trail is wide and a service road.

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Alex Proctor
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Hiking

Well-maintained and wide gravel trail that offers pleasant views through the trees of South Holston. The holler that you walk above for the majority of the trail is beautiful. Overall, a very enjoyable walk.

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Tracy West
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HikingBugs

Gravel forest service road with a gentle incline located in the TVA South Holston Dam area. Ample parking. Good for a nice forest walk. Not a lot of clear views of the Lake this time of year until you reach the clearing at the end.

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Austin Propst
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Short and sweet. Nice views of the lake especially in the winter when the foliage is down. Be sure to get up on the spillway and play with the echo.

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Sharleen Arnold
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Walking

This is an easy walk on a gravel service road. It goes about 3.5 miles in and out, not really a hike. You can view the South Holston Lake spillway only when the leaves are not heavy on the trees. Suggested to go in fall/winter for the best views of the water. If you go all the way out on the service road it goes to the Lake. A very nice walk and not hard at all. 2/27/2019.

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Lisa Brown
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I love this trail because it gives me a little work out being uphill most of the way to the spillway. The trail is wide and newly graveled but that doesn’t take away from the beauty it offers in all four seasons. It is probably rated as moderate here because of the slight incline. I would rate it moderate for someone who does not walk or hike. For a walker or hiker it would rate easy. I do not take my trekking poles. I take a regular size bottle of water in the warm weather and a mini size or no water in the cool weather because for me it is more of a walk than a hike. I can be in and out in 1.5 hours plus the time I spend at the lake where the trail ends.

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David Carrier
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Relatively easy hike with beautiful views of the lake and mountains.

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Breanna Jones
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calvin jennings
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Cindy H
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Stephen Sedita
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Cory Howell
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Eddie myers
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Shannon Glover
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Linda Pyke
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Matt Mcclure
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Bryant Byrd
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Tim Lawson
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Faith Mabe
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Eddie myers
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Tara Short
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Brittany Faul
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