Best trails in Bristol, Tennessee

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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 6 moderate trails in Bristol ranging from 3.5 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, Tennessee
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 blaze markings. Show more
#2 - Spillway Trail
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
#3 - Osceola Island Loop
Bristol, Tennessee
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 49 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 mins. Accessibility: This packed gravel, rock, and wooden bridge trail is estimated to typically be at least 4 feet wide. The slope is estimated to be mostly gentle and range from -5% (downhill) to 5% (uphill) grade. There are 2 ADA-compliant car parking spots with a shared access aisle at the paved trailhead lot.Show more
#4 - 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
#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
#6 - Powerline Trail and Lakeside Trail Loop
Steele Creek Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
#7 - Maple Spring Fire Trail
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 26 m
#8 - Big Creek Falls
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 59 m
This route takes you to a steep climb into the mountain with multiple creek crossings. It is very rocky and not well marked. Offline map is highly recommended. Show more
#9 - Lake Ridge Trail to Cross Ridge Trail Loop
Steele Creek Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 39 m