Uphill through multiple creek crossings and through creek beds. Kind of technical, but fun. Then there is a short rewarding downhill towards beechgrove.
How to get there:
Coming from Abingdon, go past an exxon gas station in damascus called Cowboys and take 1st road on left heading up mock hollow. At top of mock hollow the iron mtn. trail is on your right, go all the way to the top of the trail. About 2.5 miles up the trail it kind of comes to a stop, make sure you stay left. At the end of the trail, you will come to a grown up gravel road and you will see a trail on your right, beech grove. Take that trail, it is all down hill and fun. At the end you will come out on Rt. 58. Go straight across and down the gravel road and you will come out on the Creeper trail. Take a right back towards Damascus. Have FUN!! You can also do this in opposite direction for a longer downhill down Mock Hollow.