TVA Release Schedule - South Holston

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Water Trail Guide- South Holston Tailwater Fishing

South Fork Holston River tailwater which is below South Holston Lake

allows 18 miles of river populated with estimated 6,000 fish per mile.

Being a tailwater fishery, it is important to check with TVA to see

when water releases are planned. Most all of the River can be waded but for

safety only when no water is being generated at the damn. A boat will be

necessary during the releases.


Mountain Bike Trails - Bristol Tennessee/Virginia  (area map)

Bristol, TN and Bristol, VA, collectively known as the "Twin Cities," offer a variety of mountain bike trails for enthusiasts of all skill levels. Here are some popular ones:

  1. Steele Creek Park (Bristol, TN): This park offers several mountain biking trails suitable for beginners to advanced riders. The trails wind through forests and along the lake, providing beautiful scenery along the way.
  2. Sugar Hollow Park (Bristol, VA): Another gem in the area, Sugar Hollow Park has trails that cater to different skill levels. The park's terrain varies, offering both challenging sections and more relaxed rides.
  3. The Bristol Trails (Bristol, TN): These trails offer a mix of singletrack and technical sections, perfect for intermediate to advanced riders. They are well-maintained and provide a thrilling riding experience.
  4. Iron Mountain Trail (Damascus, VA - near Bristol): This trail is a bit further out but worth the trip. It's a challenging ride with steep climbs and descents, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.
  5. Virginia Creeper Trail (Abingdon, VA - near Bristol): While not specifically a mountain bike trail, the Virginia Creeper Trail is popular among cyclists of all kinds. It's a scenic rail trail that stretches for 34 miles from Abingdon to Whitetop Mountain, offering a relatively easy ride with gentle grades.

These are just a few examples of the mountain biking opportunities in the Bristol area. Whether you're a beginner looking for a leisurely ride or an experienced rider seeking a challenge, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Make sure to check trail conditions and regulations before heading out, and always ride safely and responsibly.