Not especially well known are the mountain bike trail riding opportunities at Warriors' Path State Park in Kingsport. There are 9 miles of rugged, single-track trails that range from moderate to difficult providing an extensive network of trails through a beautiful, wooded area. Friends who have tried it out report that the trails are quite challenging, especially for novice riders. For directions, descriptions and downloadable map of the mountain bike trails at Warriors Path State Park visit the Northeast Tennessee Mountain Bike Association.
If you're looking for a more tame, relaxing ride, check out the nearby Creeper Trail in Damascus and Abingdon, VA.
Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport also provides opportunities for mountain biking on designated trails.
The new Pinnacle Mountain Trail in Unicoi, TN was designed for both hikers and bikers.
The Hampton Watershed Trails in Hampton, TN have 5 miles of trails rated easy to very difficult.
ETSU has an extensive mountain bike trail.
Also...the linear trails in Kingsport and Erwin.
Isn't it awesome to live in an area with so many amazing recreational opportunities? I'm sure I've missed many other mountain bike destinations, so if you have a favorite place to go, please leave us a comment.
I'm a Bristolian currently living in Knoxville which has many MTB parks and many up and coming parks. However, in the Tri-Cities, there is Buffalo Mountain in Johnson City, Sugar Hollow in Bristol, VA which has several new trail networks being built. Steele Creek Park in Bristol, TN has 5-6 miles of demanding trails (lots of climbing.) Iron Mountain and the Bushwhacker/Virginia Creeper Trail are both near Damascus, VA. Panther Creek State Park has 6-7 miles of single track and double track in Morristown, TN. There there is Knoxville and surrounding areas with over a dozen mountain bike focused parks ranging from 6 miles to 30+.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Matt -- lots of good info and recommendations!ReplyDelete
bikes and photography go together like beer and a campfire. I love to ride with my camera.ReplyDelete