As one of the designers of this trail
The Vietnam Memorial Trail is 1050 ft. to the flag and then another 1613 ft. to the top. There are 44 plaques, honoring some of our fallen veterans, and some interesting details and statistics regarding the war. The final plaque and an American flag are less than 1/4 mile up the trail and continues for about ½ mile, after the flag. There are 8 benches along the path to the flag.
Youtube about the trail
Work began on the 14th of Feb. 2009. The flag and trail are maintained by individuals from the nearby community of Trilogy at Vistancia.
Check out the Official Route and Triplog.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.