Explore the most popular birding trails near Elizabethton with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

The hike and area is pretty, but they are a lot of low life’s in the area. Someone broke into my car, shot it, tried to steal it and stole everything out of it. Too many meth heads in the area, be very cautious.

hiking
1 month ago

This is one of the shortest and easiest ways to hike to the Holston Mountain ridgeline from the Sullivan County side. Once at the top, you can easily make the short hike up Panhandle Road to the Rye Patch peak (second highest on Holston) or cross the road to take a trail down into Carter County. The trail is well used and in reasonably good condition, with some of the nicest views on the mountain. I like to do this trail at least once a year.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike but the views were definitely on the way up and not a clearing.

Great little hike, lots of water. Bring waterproof boots or water shoes. Google maps doesn’t send you to the right location - the trailhead is on the West side of the creek.

hiking
11 months ago

We went in early Feb. with snow on the ground and the views were amazing.

11 months ago

Good hiking/jogging trail. Great views of the lake this time of year and the Tri-Cities area.

hiking
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Enjoyed the forest and views. Also checked out several geocaches along the way.

hiking
Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Walked about 3/4 of this trail from forest service road 87 today. Beautiful 120 degree views of holston lake, bristol speedway and bays mountain in the distance. Perhaps done best when leaves are down--as they were today.

hiking
8 months ago

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Saturday, May 04, 2013