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Flint Mill Trail

Elizabethton, Tennessee

based on 1 reviews



2.44 miles

Elevation Gain

1302 ft

Route Type



Added by Betheny Keller

Flint Mill Trail is an approximately 2.4 mile out-and-back trail in the Cherokee National Forrest. The trailhead is located on Flatwoods Road in Elizabethton, TN. The trail has a rather steep incline and is considered challenging. There is a 1,264 foot altitude change from the base to the top . The trailhead is marked by a brown post with a blue circle and the number #49. Once on the trail there are blue blazes to follow. After a strenuous hike, you come to Flint Rock, which overlooks South Holston Lake with 180 degree views.

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Flint Mill Trail Reviews

This trail is quite difficult. It can be more difficult depending on what time of year you go. In the fall there are lots of leaves and acorns on the ground making it more slippery. The first part of the trail is relatively flat and in a wide open area. The majority of the trail has a very steep incline. It is a challenging hike and not for the faint of heart. Once you get to the top, there is an open area with a rock overlooking South Holston Lake. The view of the lake is like no other. The trailhead is along a gravel road and the marking is quite easy to miss. There is no defined parking, but plenty of room to pull off the road.

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