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Level: Intermediate
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +345/354 ft
Total: 70 riders

Mountain Biking Bays Mountain Park

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#13 of 199 mountain bike trails in Tennessee
#314 in the world

There are a few variations on the loop. It is about 12 miles long with several relatively steep climbs with down hills afterward.

First added by WBrown729 on Mar 27, 2005. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From 81, take 181 to Kingsport. Follow the Bays Mt. Park signs to the entrance
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Kingsport, Tennessee

Intermediate | 8 mi

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  • Riverntrail

    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.

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  • Jayteekay

    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.

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  • gphilvmi08

    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: http://www.baysmountain.com/

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  • [email protected]   ✓ supporter

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

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  • HillClimber

    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.

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  • neowind712

    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.

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