Flint Mill Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,264' 385 m
Descent: -1,263' -385 m
High: 3,400' 1,036 m
Low: 2,137' 651 m
GradeAvg Grade: 19% (11°)
Max Grade: 75% (37°)
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“A short, steep, trail leading to an incredible view of South Holston Lake.”— Lindsey Brinklow
The trail itself is well-marked throughout. The first half of the trail is gradual, and leads through the open woods. The second half of the trail is very, very steep, but worth it for the view at the top.
The reward is an amazing view of South Holston Lake. Another trail continues along the ridge at the top, which hikers can follow for several minutes if they'd like to reach a creek crossing. Though nothing special on its own, this is good for dogs who need some water on the trail.
The trail is marked with blue blazes all the way to the top. When the trail reaches the Holston Mountain Ridge, there will be a clearing with Flint Rock overlooking South Holston Lake with a 180° view. This trail passes the Flatwoods Horse Trail and also connects to the Holston Mountain Trail at the top, making it easy to continue your journey.
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