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Level: Intermediate
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +311/ -294 ft
Total: 109 riders

Mountain Biking Warriors' Path State Park

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#14 of 199 mountain bike trails in Tennessee
#361 in the world

Sweet singletrack with lots of variety. This is a series of loops normally ridden together clockwise. Zipline and Whitetail Loop are easier trails. Darwin's revenge and Boneyard are more difficult. New sections of trail added during winter of '03-'04.

First added by TrailAPI on Apr 4, 2013. Last updated May 3, 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
Exit 63 from I-81. Go northwest on Browder Rd. Take first left on Pearl Lane. Take left on Rocky Branch Road. Continue straight thru intersection of Buttermilk Rd. onto Freeman Road. Trailhead is at end of Freeman Road.
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  • Mike Hagen

    very nice a quick singletrack

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  • Jayteekay

    My first time there and due to not much daylight left I hit the boneyard. It sounded scary. I wish i had put my flat pedals on. I was clipped in and its very rocky and lots of roots. At the top of climbs there would always be a root or rocks and had i had flat pedals i would have hit it hard but being clipped in it killed my momentum because I'm a sissy i guess. I loved the trail. Alot of obstacles and very scenic. I cant wait to get back to Kingsport and hit it again. There are alot more trails but i want to hit this one again with flat pedals.

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  • cujo-two

    This was our first visit to Warriors' Path and we'll definitely be coming back. We are relatively new to the mountain biking scene but it was some of the best trails we've been on so far. We did Darwin's Revenge, Fawn Loop, Zipline, Whitetail, part of The Ridge and Magic Carpet Ride. Magic Carpet Ride was a fun downhill and Whitetail had a good mix of everything but wasn't too difficult that a couple rookies like my husband and I couldn't handle. It was challenging enough to be fun but not scary. Like I said, we'll definitely be coming back to do some of the other trails we missed.

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  • FinFuego3

    My second visit to Warrior's, been a few years, and nothing but positive. Challenging but doable climbs, changing scenery, ups, downs, flow, scattered rock features - just a little bit of everything to keep it interesting. If you take Darwin out of the parking lot, it starts with a switchback climb. Not a big deal, but got going pretty good on the ensuing downhill and came quickly up on a rock drop with a straight drop of about 2 1/2 feet (guessing because I didn't go back) with no warning or no bail out. Just hit it with speed and pulled back a bit and the landing was smooth and easy. I was a little more cautious after that, but really the only feature that jumped up on me. Wahoo is a nice diversion loop off of Darwins and is worth checking out. It takes you back under the highway and along some pretty cool cliffs (safely beyond the trail). Not sure if I missed Wahoo last time, or if it's a recent addition. Improved parking area (gravel in the lot and new pavement on the steep entry/exit) also includes large posted trail map, a clothes changing hut and a porta-john. Thumbs up to Warriors!

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  • Bubblehead10MM   ✓ supporter

    Absolutely awesome experience. There's well built trail. the intermediate is good for the likes of me, the more advanced is more advance, all in wonderful hills with lots of scale to them for not being true mountains. everything I tried was amazing.

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  • tonybones

    Super fun technical tight single track ... Only had time to do 1/2 of it yesterday ... Will do the whole thing on Monday and camp out in the park ... Beautiful area ... Can't wait!!

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  • Tod Panda

    Great trails, super technical on some like bone yard and Darwin's revenge and fast and flowy on other like white tail. Zip line is a great place to practice switch backs and have fun, short and steep.

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  • sperho

    Great 9 mi loop for an intermediate rider such as me. Plenty of connectors to lengthen or shorten the ride.

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  • Scott Oakes

    Great trail! Kudos to the folks that keep it updated. This trail has lots of variety and had it not been so wet, it would have been even more fun. Boneyard was my favorite.

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  • ****

    Back bone has a pretty good rock section. And was fun and easy!

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  • thisguy

    The entrance to the parking lot has since been paved most of the way in so cars should have no problem. Enjoy!

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  • thisguy

    Short but a sweet ride. As of September 14, the road down into the parking lot is a bit washed out and a car may bottom out.

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  • bikecowboy

    I rode this trail last fall on my way back from Virginia to NC. I thought it was a pretty decent set of trails. The rock obstacles were fun but watch out for that one wooden bridge! I'm not sure which trail it was on but on the far end there was a slat that was at an angle to the rest of the slats which I didn't happen to notice. I guess it was a little slick to and my front tire caught it and sent me right over the side down into a 5' drainage ditch with on my back with my bike on top of me. Been riding for 6 years and never had a crazy wreck like that! I guess you have to pay attention where ever you are! Anyway, if you're in the area the trails are worth a try.

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  • JulianLyons

    Hit the trail while I was back in town. Im a Gray native. I rode this trail a lot in High School with my buddies. Moved to Cookeville( Middle TN) to go to college. Man how I miss this trail system!! Warriors has a little bit of everything. Best all around trail system in Notrth East Tennessee! Be sure to ride Magic Carpet Ride at the end! I miss home!

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  • cannondalef509

    Most definitely my favorite group of trails in the area. The Boneyard and Darwins Revenge are decent in length with some fast areas and also some slow challenging spots with roots and rocks. Magic Carpet Ride is by far the most fun trail. These trails are well marked and well kept. Try it out, you won't be disappointed.

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  • Tranceman

    We had just one day to ride on our way back home to Florida. Took a chance on Warrior's Path because it looked like we could basically ride all the trails in a day. Wow.....I love this little trail system to say the least. From a Florida boy who has only ridden a few times out of state this is my favorite trail so far. It was all sweet singletrack, the climbs were not very difficult (that's a good thing), the flow was great and pretty fast at times, the rocky sections were fairly challenging, good campground just down the road "Rocky Top", Scenic but not breathtaking , places to eat nearby as well as Wal-Mart for those little things you forgot at home. We saw 7-8 deer, a field mouse , and a hawk while riding but not much else in the way of wildlife.
    This trail is probably not for those who require 20 mile loops to enjoy themselves. It is also not for those guys who think the trail has to be extremely difficult in order for it to be worth their time. We rode for what I think was a little over four hours and if we had a second day in the area I have no doubt that we would have done a repeat. I feel you can get two good riding sessions out of this trail if you mix it up a bit and ride the trails in both directions. If it was my local trail I'd ride it all the time.

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  • wanderingpops

    It's got it all! Moderate climbs, some pretty technical spots, minor but somewhat technical "creek" crossings, fast sections. Just an all around GREAT trail system. My favorite is Darwin's Revenge, but I've also ridden Zipline and White Tail Loop several times and Boneyard and Rock City once each. Had my worst crash ever on Darwin's Revenge but I was riding a brand new bike and tackled this trail before I got accustomed to it. Rode it again with same bike and kicked butt!!! If you're in the area RIDE THESE TRAILS!!!

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  • getonthetrail

    Angela and I stopped during our trip from Nashville to Richmond. It was a nice partly cloudy day and semi-warm. This trail was sweet! While I got lost, I would still ride this trail again! I rode Black Ridge Trail, Magic Carpet Ride, Black Boneyard Revenge, Black Darwin's Revenge, Whitetail Loop and Zipline Trail. The trail had it all, tight single track, up and downs and some technical rocky areas. Great views near the water reservoir

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