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Flint Rock Overlook Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A nice loop highlighting the view from Flint Rock.


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Map Key

7.2

Miles

11.6

KM

45%

Singletrack

4,127' 1,258 m

High

3,359' 1,024 m

Low

1,008' 307 m

Up

1,008' 307 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

28%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

Highlights include the Holston Mountain fire tower, a nice ridgetop singletrack on Holston Mountain Trail #44, and the fantastic view of South Holston Lake from Flint Rock.

Description

Starting at the gate, climb FS Rd 56A for a mile up to Holston High Knob. At the top, you'll see the fire tower and the cutoff to Holston Mountain Trail #44. After mostly descending for around two miles, take a left on Flint Mill Trail #49. Follow this for half a mile to the Flint Rock overlook. Retrace your route back to Flint Gap and take a right on Flint Mill Gap Road 4202. Follow this back to the intersection with FS Rd 56A, make a right, and you'll be back at the gate.

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Shared By:

Sean Wiggins

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 5 votes

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Photos

Flint Rock Overlook.
Jul 6, 2017 near Bluff City, TN
Flint Mill Gap offers a spectacular autumn view of South Holston Lake.
Apr 20, 2018 near Bluff City, TN
Flint Rock Overlook to South Holston Lake
Jan 8, 2019 near Bluff City, TN
The narrow singletrack along the ridge is hemmed in with thick growth during the descent.
Jul 6, 2017 near Bluff City, TN
Holston Mountain Fire Tower.
Jul 6, 2017 near Hunter, TN
Downhill on the tower road
Jul 21, 2018 near Hunter, TN

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Oct 13, 2019
Sean Wiggins
Loop has been cleared of nettles and trees. All clear! 8mi
Aug 26, 2019
Keagen McAfee
Flint rock overlook trail — 12h 09m
Jul 20, 2018
TRACY PAYNE
Trail was pretty overgrown from the tower on around 7mi — 4h 00m