TN91 to US421
|Trail south point||TN91|
|Trail north point||US421|
|Min Elevation||3,450 Feet|
|Max Elevation||4,080' Feet|
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(Trail South > North)
Located at the ridge crest of Cross Mountain between Stoney Creek and Shady Valley at Osborne Farm. There are two parking areas at the highway - space for three vehicles on north side (designated handicap) and 10-12 on the south by the Cherokee National Forest information display.
Osborne Farm tract was acquired by the ATC and Cherokee National Forest in 2001 for the protection of the AT. A 0.5 mile section is built to accessible standards through beautiful pasture with views of Shady Valley and Mt. Rogers area. Easy hike to end of field is slightly less than a mile before entering the woods going towards Double Springs Shelter.
Double Springs Shelter
Double Springs Shelter (4060') is a concrete block shelter built by the United States Forest Service in 1960. It is located at the junction of Holston and Cross Mountains.
Holston Mountain Trail
Holston Mountain Trail is a 9.5 mile blue blaze trail that was once part of the AT. It follows the ridgeline toward Holston Mountain High Knob above South Holston Lake and Stoney Creek township.
Low Gap - US421
Road crossing at US421. This is the closest access point to Bristol, TN/VA. Small parking area along roadside.
1/21/2014 - Reports are in of repeated vandalism at the Cross Mountain trailhead. Either do not leave vehicles here for extended periods of time or hide/lockup/take with you any valuables from your vehicle.