Middle Prong Trail (Indian Flat Falls)Easy

Middle Prong Trail (Indian Flat Falls)

Distance (One Way)

4.1 miles

Elevation Gain

3,046 feet

Trailhead

Tremont Institute

Location

Tremont

Trail Description

Middle Prong Trail is a 4.1 mile waterfall hike that is often turned into a day loop. Along the way you'll find Indian Flat Falls and Lynn Camp Falls as well as many other smaller cascades.

There are a couple of ways to turn this into a nice loop hike. The longer of the two options uses the Appalachian Trail as a connector between Greenbrier Ridge and Miry Ridge Trail for a total of 21 miles - a doable day hike for those experienced enough and willing to wake up quite early. The shorter loop is the more obvious one: Middle Prong to Lynn Camp Prong to Miry Ridge and Panther Creek, then back down Middle Prong again for a total of 16.7 miles.

Long loop: Middle Prong Trail: 4.1 miles Greenbrier Ridge Trail: 4.2 miles Appalachian Trail: 2.4 miles Miry Ridge Trail: 2.5 miles Lynn Camp Prong Trail: 3.7 miles Middle Prong: 4.1 miles

Short loop: Middle Prong Trail: 4.1 miles Lynn Camp Prong Trail: 3.7 miles Miry Ridge Trail: 2.5 miles Panther Creek Trail: 2.3 miles Middle Prong: 4.1 miles

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Middle Prong Trail (Indian Flat Falls) Elevation Profile

Middle Prong Trail (Indian Flat Falls) Elevation Profile Tom Dunigan's Elevation Profiles

Trail Difficulty Scales Explained

Elevation Grade

14%

Very Steep

Paul Petzoldt Scale

10.2

Strenuous

5

10

15

Shenandoah Scale

158

Strenuous

50

100

150

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