Emmett Trail

Bristol, Tennessee

based on 2 reviews



2.16 miles

Elevation Gain

194 ft

Route Type



Added by Betheny Keller

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 another trailhead on Holston View Dam Road. The trail is accessible from either end. While walking the trail there are views of the Holston River as well as spots to stop and fish. The trail is approximately 1.1 miles one way.

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Emmett Trail Reviews

Emmett Trail is an absolutely beautiful trail for a short walk, I’ll definitely be doing it again just to get out and about.

This trail is a nice place to go for a walk or run. The location feels very secluded and there are nice views of the mountain and river. The trail goes along a big open field that would be the perfect place for photography. The Piney Hill Rd trailhead only has a small amount of parking, but there is much more off South Holston Dam Rd. This trail is quite a calming place to visit.

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