Best trails in Bristol

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Looking for a great trail near Bristol, Tennessee? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Elk Knob State Park or Warriors' Path State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Buffalo Mountain Park or Laurel Run Park. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Bristol ranging from 1.8 to 4.6 miles and from 1,535 to 3,776 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Bristol
Top trails (9)
#1 - Lake Ridge Trail and Lakeside Trail
Steele Creek Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 10 m
This trail takes you to the top of the ridge and around the lake. There are numerous trails in the park and many on the intersect with one another. The trails have recently seen the addition of blazShow more
#2 - Spillway Trail
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
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.Show more
#3 - Flint Mill Trail to Holston Mountain Fire Tower
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 4 h 31 m
Extreme elevation climb for the first mile. Show more
#4 - Osceola Island Loop
Bristol, Tennessee
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 37 m
This is a great short walking trail located near Bristol Tennessee. It features a lot of opportunity to view wildlife and to trout fish. Almost no incline, very easy short walk that can take maybe 30 Show more
#5 - Sinks Way Trail to East Ridge Trail Loop
Steele Creek Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Sinks Way Trail to East Ridge Trail Loop is a 4.2 mile loop trail located near Bristol, Tennessee that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking Show more
#6 - Powerline Trail and Lakeside Trail Loop
Steele Creek Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
Powerline Trail and Lakeside Trail Loop is a 3.9 mile loop trail located near Bristol, Tennessee that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, Show more
#7 - Big Creek Falls
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 59 m
Big Creek Falls is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bristol, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, natuShow more
#8 - Lake Ridge Trail to Cross Ridge Trail Loop
Steele Creek Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 39 m
Lake Ridge Trail to Cross Ridge Trail Loop is a 4.5 mile loop trail located near Bristol, Tennessee that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
#9 - Maple Spring Fire Trail
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 26 m
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 useShow more