Bays Mountain Park

4.50 out of 5
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↑ 1,100 ft
↓ 1,200 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
There are a few variations on the loop. It is about 12 miles long with several relatively steep climbs with down hills afterward.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (7)


September 19, 2018
Jayteekay Gramcounter  
Review: Super nice place. I couldnt find the trail head and a gentleman pointed me in the right direction. Super nice. You can freaking fly on the single track. Minor obstacles. Great flow. Trails are well marked and the ranger gives you a map when you pay your five dollars. I will return when Im in the area. The runners and hikers have their own trails which bikes are not allowed on so except for places the trails intersect you can pin your ears back and let her eat.

Granny Gear

May 3, 2018
Review: Nice trail and fast as others have written. I road about 10 miles and had to take a look at the fire tower. But be aware there is a required bike inspection for $2 that get you a sticker. The inspection and waiver, yes sign a waiver form are turned in at the wildlife area. They close at 5pm. So plan to go before 5pm the first time or I should say the first time for a bike. The sticker is a one time for the bike. Anyway after checking in take you car up the hill to the overflow parking to be close to the trail head. There may be more so ask. But overall the trails are smooth. Some are steep. So check you speed for other riders and hikers.
As of May 2018. Park fee $5.


Granny Gear

January 22, 2020
Review: Actually, Bays Mountain is open until 8 p.m. from March through October. Depending on the time of year, you can even get in a little bit of night riding. And one more thing: BMP expanded its parking areas in the fall of 2019. The lot at the Chesnut trailhead near the maintenance building is much improved.


April 4, 2015
gphilvmi08 Gnarly  
Review: This is one of the closest trails to where I live, so I get to ride this trail a lot. For the XC folks, Chestnut, Big Oak, and Chinquipin provide an excellent loop that you can absolutely tear up. For the more downhill/AM people, Bear Run, Indian Pipes, Kiner Hollow, and Pretty Ridge provide a little more pucker factor. You have to applaude the efforts of the Tri-Cities SORBA for the work they put in on this trail.

The only thing to really note is that the park does close at 5PM on during weekdays through most of the year. Check the website to make sure you don't get there too late:


March 27, 2014
Review: Bay's Mountain was a lot of fun. I rode Chestnut, Big Oak, Chinkapin- out and back. Very fast trails.

Granny Gear

October 5, 2013
Review: Agree with other reviewers. Road short loop of Chestnut, Big Oak, Chinquapin. Nice, smooth singletrack with easy climbing and good flow. For this loop and considering East Tn, would rate as easy. Very fun.

Granny Gear

June 27, 2013
neowind712 Granny Gear  
Review: If you haven't road Bays lately you need to do yourself a favor and go. The local club has carved out some new single tracks called Chiqupuin, Bear Run, Big Oak, and Chestnut. There not a ton of technical stuff on the trails, but you can get some major speed in a very tight area especially on Chestnut. For the big hill seekers there is also no shortage of big climbs on this mountain.

June 27, 2013
Review: Bays Mountain has had some major single track upgrades since this was created. Chiqupuin, Bear Run, Big Oak, and Chestnut are awesome single track. There are also two major endurance pulls with Feagins Gap and the fire tower road. If you haven't road here in a while you should check it out. One of the local clubs have it riding awesome.

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