Warriors' Path State Park Mountain Bike Trail Syst

From challenging single-track to pleasant old farm roads, the Warriors' Path trails are a great place for mountain bikers and hikers to enjoy the best of east Tennessee scenic woodlands.

photo: Mountain biker on trail. Photo by Warriors' Path State Park. Type: Backcountry, Mountain Bike Trail, Nature Trail
Length: 9.50 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency: State
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: In Warriors' Path State Park: trailhead is at end of Freeman Road, Sullivan County, TN
States: Tennessee
Counties: Sullivan
Latitude: 36.49217   Longitude: -82.46846

From Interstate 81 northbound: Take exit 63 (Tricities Airport exit), turn left. Travel 0.5 miles and turn left onto Pearl Lane. Travel 0.7 miles to STOP sign, turn left onto Rocky Branch Road. Travel 1.3 miles to STOP sign, go straight onto Freeman Road. Travel 0.7 miles – road dead ends at trailhead.

Description

The Warriors' Path Mountain Bike Trail system is a cooperative arrangement between Tennessee State Parks (TSP) and the Northeast Tennessee Mountain Bike Association(NTMBA). Members of NTMBA proposed that Warriors' Path would be an ideal location for a mountain bike trail. Park staff and NTMBA members worked together to find a suitable location. We searched for an area within the park that would offer hikers and cyclist varied terrain, typical East Tennessee scenic beauty, some challenges, but minimal impacts on park resources.



The groups worked together over several years to develop a system of trails that continue to be the most popular mountain biking area in our region, and also very popular with hikers, dog walkers, etc. The two groups also continue to work together to insure that the trails remain safe, and do not cause any deleterious impacts on park's natural or cultural resources. Most of the trail development was completed by volunteer labor, and volunteers continue to carry out the majority of trail maintenance work. The trail system is very close to all the urban centers in Northeast Tennessee, and so gets significant use year-round. It is also a significant part of the park's interpretive program – offering year-round opportunities to share nature discovery and remnants of local history with park visitors.

Additional Details

Width: 40 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, Compacted
Secondary Surface: Grass or Vegetation
Gravel

Average Grade: %
Elevation Low Point: 1,280
Elevation High Point: 1,600
Year Designated: 2011

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Document: Deer at Warriors' Path State Park
Document: Mountain Biking Brochure
Document: Pink Lady Slipper
Document: Summer View

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Marty Silver
Park Ranger-Naturalist
Tennessee State Parks
PO Box 5026, Warriors' Path State Park
Kingsport , TN 37663
(423) 239-6786
Marty.Silver@tn.gov
http://www.tn.gov/parks/warriorspath

 

Photos

Mountain biker on trail. Photo by Warriors' Path State Park.

Mountain biker on trail. Photo by Warriors' Path State Park.

Summer view from trail. Photo by Warriors' Path State Park.

Summer view from trail. Photo by Warriors' Path State Park.

 

Deer on trail. Photo by Warriors' Path State Park.

Deer on trail. Photo by Warriors' Path State Park.

Pink Lady Slipper Orchid. Photo by Warriors' Path State Park.

Pink Lady Slipper Orchid. Photo by Warriors' Path State Park.

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