Middle Prong Trail (Indian Flat Falls)Easy

Tremont Institute / Tremont

Easy
Middle Prong Trail (Indian Flat Falls)

Distance (One Way)

4.1 miles

Elevation Gain

1,247 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

6%

Gentle Slope

Paul Petzoldt Scale

6.6

Moderate

5

10

15

Shenandoah Scale

101

Moderately Strenuous

50

100

150

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