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Warriors Path State Park

Average Rating:    (4.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 18

The trails are a series of loops that can be ridden individually or all together for a longer ride. The Zip Line and the Whitetail loop are for all skills and the Boneyard and Darwin's Revenge are a little more advanced. Having said that, all trails are very rideable with some technical sections on the more advanced ones that will test your balance and coordination. All trails are rolling, 99% singletrack with a few very short climbs and fast twisty sections that are an absolute blast.
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Latitude
36.49297400385012
Longitude
-82.46754169464111
Trail Directions
From Kingsport and surrounding areas, Follow signs to Warriors Path State Park. At the park main entrance, bear left instead of entering park. Now you are on Fall Creek Rd. Follow it for about 1.2 miles to Old Mill rd, turn right. Follow Old Mill until it ends (.5 miles) turn right then immediately left. Now you are on Buttermilk rd. follow it approx .4 miles to the next right turn. Follow to trailhead. (I don't know the name of the last road but there's good signage to the trails so look for the signs
Trail Length
5-6 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Kingsport
   


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Review Date
December 2, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: blooregard ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
All trails are a blast haven't ridden the zip line or the ridgetop me and my dad rode the longest loop all the way around the trails we even met up with a father and his little guy at the head of rock city they came down behind us and the kid got through realitivly easy proving the difficulty level doable with the right amount of confidence and skill the trail head offers picnic tables substantial parking restroom facilities and lots of fellow mountain bikers who are friendly and eager to help newcomers to the trail WOULD NOT ADVISE NIGHT RIDE ON VIRGIN RUN several trails can get tricky these trails offer great views and posses lots of natural beauty i highly recomend these trails to any avid mountain biker

Recommended Route:
if you plan to spend a day mountain biking you're prefered route is get on darwins revenge and at every intersection you get to turn left if you do this you will wind up at the magic carpet ride via white tail/ridgetop REMEMBER KEEP LEFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Review Date
October 19, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: kj69 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Today was my first time riding at Warriors, but it will not be my last. I just started mountain biking a month ago and my skills are weak right now. I'm riding a Cannondale f7 disc with a few minor upgrades. All of this is new to me, but I know what an easy trail is and Whitetail isn't easy. Thank God I met someone on the trail to show me the ropes (Thanks Aaron). I had a difficult time staying in the pedals on some of the switchbacks and I had to stop and catch my breath many times. The hills are not too bad, I'm just out of shape. Mountain biking is work, but it is worth it. I would recommend to ride whitetail with caution if your new at this, like me. However, it is not too difficult. I only had to walk up one section, not too bad for an old guy. I'm almost 40 and slowly getting into shape for this kind of riding and if I can do it so can you. The views are beautiful and I think I counted a dozen or more deer along the trail. The leaves are falling right now so finding the best line was a little tricky, but doable. Some parts of the trail have rocks and roots. Other parts are pretty smooth. Bring plenty of water and a camera. Taking a few picture along the way will allow you to catch your breath and get a quick drink.

Recommended Route:
I'm sure their are plenty of great routes, but I ended up taking Whitetail loop to ridge top and down Magic Carpet Ride to the parking lot. I was not ready for Magic Carpet ride. I almost crashed a few times. I ended up going down super slow riding the brakes pretty hard, but I made it out alive. I am going to wait until I improve my skills before I try that one again.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The creeper trail is a great 17 mile downhill family ride to do on the weekend. Steele Creek in Bristol is alot of fun, but you will need a full suspension and great skill to ride the ridge tops. Like I said, I'm new to this and don't have much more to add.



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Review Date
July 4, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: nutz420 ,  Downhiller

Summary:
This trail system is a blast. I have only hit them one time. Im from from this area but have been living in Chattanooga(which has many great trails), but when i heard of Warriors I had to do it up. The trails have a wide range of skill level. Some of the trails have lots of rocks and trees, but they are fun. Sometimes I had to walk through some areas but it was still well worth it. Its a great workout and a blast. there are many switchbacks, ruts, rocks, woop-de-doos, and there are a wide range of obstacles to go through. I had some trouble in some areas with alot of steep uphill sections on some of the trails. That was prob just me not being in the greatest shape. But there are many climbs and downhill sections that are fun. Also flying down the single track between small gaps between trees keeps you on ur toes and adds excitement. Overall the trails are really good and worth the ride. They could use some improvement and possibly a freeride course added to it. To me though nothing is totally perfect and could always use some improvement. have fun if u hit it up. there is also really good scenery to.

Recommended Route:
I started taking the magic carpet ride and just took it all the way around up by darins trail and ended up doing about 75% of all the trails there. I dont remember the names to well. But I would recommend starting at the trail behind the big trail sign and work ur way around in order to end the ride with a downhill on the Magic Carpet Ride. Its tough going up, but fun going down with some jumps and areas to catch some air. just look at the trail maps and figure out what skill area u want to start with and just hit them all. Even if some areas are to hard for u just do it anyways and it will increase ur confidence to get better and braver.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There are some cool trails behind ETSU. I would totally recommend if you are out in the Chattanooga area to go to the Whitewater center at the OCOEE and CHILHOWIE state park. ALso raccoon mtn in Chatt. they have some of the best trails in the US and are all kept up great with good trail markers. Besides that some of the best scenery u will ever come across. You will not regret it.



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Review Date
June 2, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: gasiorv ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is my second time riding this trail and I love it. I was here back in December when the weather was cold and wet and had a great time and I just rode here again memorial day weekend when it was mostly hot and dry and loved it even more. Someone recently cut back all the high grass and weeds on the powerline crossings which was much appreciated. Thanks to the locals who maintain this trail.

Recommended Route:
I rode Darwin's revenge to boneyard to rock city to white tail. Climbed up fire road and hit ridge top to magic carpet for a nice decent back to the lot. From there I hit the zip line back down to do a second lap around white tail(where I temporarily lost my skill and went over the bars on a switchback, knew I should of only done one lap!!)



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Review Date
January 6, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: bikeuphill9 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is a great trail system with many loops for different skill levels. I have ridden a rigid single speed and a full suspension rig on all of the trails and find both ways fun. All are well groomed trails, but there are plenty of log piles/crossings and rocky sections to keep it challenging. Did crash there once and had to walk out. Trail volunteers took good care of me once I got to the parking lot. Great people who work hard to keep these trails open.

Recommended Route:
Just take a good look at the trail map at the trail head to pick pick what loop/loops you want to do.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Iron Mountain Trail outside of Damascus, VA. About 40 min up US-81.



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