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Great in/out hike. I stopped at the first picnic table for a quick stretch then hiked to the second and had a snack. Seems like it took a little over an hour to get to the 2nd table and a lot faster coming out. The app said I had 1hr 23 minutes of moving time, which I don't think is correct because I didn't take long breaks and the trip took me right at 2 hours. The app. also said I went 6 miles but I am skeptical. I'm also unsure if I made it to the end of this segment or past it, but there was a nice view at the table (It was a foggy/rainy morning.) The 2nd table seemed like a good place to turn around as I was shooting for 2 hours and the trail markers turned blue. I don't recall any trail markers to that point but the trail was really easy to follow. It does indeed start out strenuous.
This is a well maintained gravel road. If ur looking for nice scenery or wildflowers, this is not the place. The worst part is when the trail reaches Elizabethton. Its smack dab in the middle of town, no trees, just a bunch of car exhaust and asphalt. Its nice for a workout but turn around before u reach Elizabethton and dont go expecting to see wildlife/wildflowers.