ElevationAscent: 813' 248 m
Descent: -812' -247 m
High: 1,566' 477 m
Low: 1,276' 389 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)
Popular rides nearby
Bays Mountain Park
13.0 mi 20.9 km • Loop • 1,228 ft Ascent 374.4 m Ascent
Cross Ridges Loop
9.9 mi 15.9 km • Loop • 1,415 ft Ascent 431.22 m Ascent
ETSU XC Trail Lap
5.8 mi 9.3 km • Loop • 675 ft Ascent 205.62 m Ascent
Buffalo Mountain Trail Out-and-Back
28.6 mi 46.0 km • Out and Back • 4,685 ft Ascent 1428.14 m Ascent
Sugar Hollow Park Loop
7.7 mi 12.3 km • Point to Point • 996 ft Ascent 303.62 m Ascent
4.4 mi 7.0 km • Loop • 906 ft Ascent 276.21 m Ascent
“Excellent riding at this TN State Park”— Paul Stahlschmidt
Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed
Need to Know
It's worth the time to stop by the park visitors' center. The park rangers are super helpful, and you can also get directions to the trails, printed maps, and learn more about the local history. If you are looking to hook up more riding in the area consider Bays Mountain Park and stay another day.
Caution is advised during hunting season as this trail crosses into TVA land that allows hunting.
Starting in the main parking lot off of Freeman Road, this ride follows a clockwise loop and uses every main trail, beginning with Darwin's Revenge. Start that on the east side of the main parking lot. The kiosk is on the opposite end near the powerline cut. Working back from the kiosk, it starts on the right. Magic Carpet trail comes in on the left, the end of this loop.
Take Darwins to for 1.9 mi. and take a left on Boneyard. Boneyard (also 1.9 mi.) has several good-sized rock gardens and one really good downhill early. It takes you down very close to the lake. These two trails are both rated advanced locally. They have some long fast sections with some rooty and rocky bits as well.
When Boneyard ends at the powerline clearing, take a left there to access Rock City at the top of the hill. This trail lives up to its name and has the most concentrated section of rocks on the ride. Many of the lines are tight and require some level of commitment to roll through cleanly.
Rock City finds its way to the lake road where the Whitetail Loop starts off to the left. Stay on this for nearly two miles and take RT at the next intersection on the Pawpaw, one of the newest additions to the trail system. Pawpaw takes you back to the Whitetail loop where you'll be taking another right at the intersection. Note: these RTs on and off Pawpaw are the only right turns on this ride.
Whitetail will cross the powerlines and take you to the Zipline trail which is a very fun downhill. At the bottom of the hill, turn Left back up the Whitetail alternate 2 track, and then another left on Ridge Top, which crisscrosses this road a couple times then traverses across to the final trail (all down) on Magic Carpet.
History & Background
Warriors Path State Park lies in a very historical area. Named after the the war and trading paths used by Native Americans, it is in the the same corridor as the road used in Colonial times known as the Great Wilderness Road to Nashville.
Local Club: SORBA - Tri-Cities
Feb 15, 2020: NeTREP Outdoor Recreation Survey
Jan 7, 2020: SORBA Tri-Cities Annual Meeting and Board Elections
Oct 30, 2019: Upcoming Trailwork Days
Land Manager: Tennessee State Parks