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The Best Hiking in Bluff City

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Top hiking spots in and near Bluff City

  • Bluff City, Tennessee

    Spelunk Worley's Cave

    5.0
    3.5 mi / 100 ft gain
    Worley’s Cave, also known as Morrill Cave, lies just outside of Boone across the Tennessee border. It is the second longest cave in the state of Tennessee at a whopping 4.4 miles in total length. It is a non-lit cavern that’s path is lit only by those who venture in its depths (i.e. headlamps, la...
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  • Bristol, Tennessee

    Lake Ridge Trail to Cross Ridge Trail Loop

    5.0
    4.68 mi / 1368 ft gain
    Lake Ridge Trail to Cross Ridge Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Bristol, Tennessee.
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  • Bristol, Tennessee

    Lake Ridge Trail and Lakeside Trail

    5.0
    4.56 mi / 669 ft gain
    Lake Ridge Trail and Lakeside Trail is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Bristol, Tennessee.
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  • Bristol, Tennessee

    Powerline Trail and Lakeside Trail Loop

    4.0
    3.77 mi / 797 ft gain
    Powerline Trail and Lakeside Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Bristol, Tennessee.
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  • Elizabethton, Tennessee

    Hinkle Branch Trail to Holston Mountain Low Gap

    8.64 mi / 2785 ft gain
    Hinkle Branch Trail to Holston Mountain Low Gap is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Elizabethton, Tennessee.
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  • Elizabethton, Tennessee

    Little Stoney Creek to Chestnut Flats

    6.7 mi / 1575 ft gain
    Little Stoney Creek to Chestnut Flats is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Elizabethton, Tennessee.
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  • Bristol, Tennessee

    Emmett Trail

    5.0
    2.16 mi / 194 ft gain
    The Emmett Trail is one of the TVA South Holston Tailwater Trails. This trail began as a footpath created by anglers. The trail now has gravel, which makes for easier access for families and pets. The trailhead begins on Piney Hill Road where it the traverses down to the waters edge and leads to ...
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  • Bristol, Tennessee

    Bouton Loop Trail

    5.0
    1.45 mi / 157 ft gain
    The Bouton Trail Loop is an approximately 1.5 mile round trip on TVA land. There is a gravel parking lot with an information sign and trail map. Sections of the trail are gravel and sections are dirt. There are multiple places along the trail that cut off and lead down to the river for prime fish...
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  • Bristol, Tennessee

    Tailwater Trail

    5.0
    0.95 mi / 30 ft gain
    The TVA Tailwater Trail is a 0.5 mile trail along the east side of South Fork Holston River. The trail is dirt and ends in an incline. Along the edge of the river, there are views of the distant Holston Mountain. This trail provides access to the river for fishing. It is located near the Emmett T...
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  • Elizabethton, Tennessee

    Mountain River Trail

    0.85 mi / 56 ft gain
    Mountain River Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Elizabethton, Tennessee.
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  • Bristol, Tennessee

    Osceola Island Loop

    5.0
    1.52 mi / 95 ft gain
    The Osceola Island Loop is a 1.50 mile gravel loop on an island in the South Holston River. There are multiple benches along the loop to stop and observe the wildlife. Fishing is a common activity along the edge of the trail. There is a large parking area and bathrooms at the start of the trail.
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  • Bristol, Tennessee

    Spillway Trail

    5.0
    3.54 mi / 869 ft gain
    Spillway Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Bristol, Tennessee.
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  • Elizabethton, Tennessee

    Flint Mill Trail

    5.0
    2.44 mi / 1302 ft gain
    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 . T...
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  • Elizabethton, Tennessee

    Climb at Blue Hole Falls

    4.5
    0.1 mi / 0 ft gain
    From TN 91, turn onto Panhandle Road. Follow Panhandle for 1 mile and park in the parking lot to the left.  Waterfall Follow the path to your right downwards until you encounter wooden stairs. The main waterfall will be to your right less than .1 mile from the parking lot. There are two other wat...
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  • Johnson City, Tennessee

    The Minga Path Loop

    0.7 mi / 105 ft gain
    The Minga Path Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Johnson City, Tennessee.
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  • Blountville, Tennessee

    Darwin's Revenge

    2.09 mi / 341 ft gain
    Darwin's Revenge is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Blountville, Tennessee.
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