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Best trails in Elizabethton

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Looking for a great trail near Elizabethton, Tennessee? AllTrails has 21 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest 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 Grandfather Mountain State Park or Elk Knob State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Julian Price Memorial Park or Moses H Cone Memorial Park. Ready for some activity? There are 11 moderate trails in Elizabethton ranging from 1.7 to 7.5 miles and from 1,827 to 4,150 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 Elizabethton
Top trails (21)
#1 - Blue Hole Falls
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 8 m
#2 - Flint Mill Trail
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
#3 - Little Stoney Creek to Chestnut Flats
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 52 m
Hiked from Little Stoney Creek trail head to Chestnut Flats trail. This section of Holston Mtn is especially beautiful with streams and water falls (if you navigate a little off trail). Warning: there are about a dozen stream crossing so you may want to bring some sandals.Show more
#4 - Mountain River Trail
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 22 m
This is a gravel walking trail located at the Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area in Elizabethton, TN. Show more
#5 - Holston Mountain and Flint Mill Gap
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 52 m
#6 - Hinkle Branch Trail to Holston Mountain Low Gap
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 5 h 17 m
Hinkle Branch Trail Head serves as an entry point to the Holston Mountain Trail System. Take the trailhead to Low Gap Trail for a strenuous uphill hike more than 4 miles up 2000 feet to Low Gap Campground. The trail head is gated at the beginning of a forest service road. There is a Cherokee Forest welcome sign with trail system instructions, a map and the standard and cautionary warnings. Within a half mile you will pass Taylor Ridge Trail #2025 on the right before approaching another gate with Hinkle Branch Road designated with yellow blazes. On the next intersection signs for Rye Patch Trail # 2023 will be on the left but continue right on the forest service road. Low Gap Trail # 2024 will be a right turn after about 3 miles. Take this to the campsite another mile or so. A left turn on Panhandle Road will take you to Holston High Point. Going right eventually leads to the Fire Tower.Show more
#7 - Holston Mountain Trail
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 24 m
#8 - Flint Mill Gap, Josiah Trail, Flatwoods Road Loop
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 4 h 16 m
#9 - Morrell Trail
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m
#10 - Big Arm
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
This is an old trail that is not being maintained by the forest service any more, but is passable, and a great way to descend the southwest ridge of Holston Mountain. A great loop hike can be accomplished from Big Creek Rd. by using the Old Dug Trail (ascent), then taking the Holston Mtn West trail along the ridge, continuing along the ridge to Big Arm and then descendingShow more
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