Northeast Tennessee is home to some of the most stunning mountain countryside in the nation. The Northeast Tennessee Mountain Bike Association is proud to work with many of those in charge of managing that beautiful land, from private land owners to national forest. We strive to provide sustainable trail solutions for many of the area's parks and forest land as well as support for other organizations working to help protect and provide recreational opportunities within Northeast Tennessee.
Below is a list of some of the parks and land management agencies NTMBA works with.
3,000 acres of prime woodland owned and maintained by the city of Kingsport. Featuring 22 miles of hiking trails, mountain biking on fire roads and singletrack, a nature preserve, a 44 acre lake and a planetarium.
The newest section of singletrack in the park, an excellent starting point for beginners and tons of fun for advanced riders. The trail is around 2.5 miles long, but access to it is easy and is just an introuction portion of some of the best back country riding in the area.
Located in Bristol, TN, Steele Creek Park is a 2,200+ acre municipal park owned and operated by the city. The park features a Nature Center, Golf Course, a multi-use Lodge and shelters available for rent, paddle-boating on our 54 acre lake, 21 miles of hiking and biking trails, soccer fields, picnic tables with grills, and just a great place to bring the whole family!
Warriors Path is a mini mecca of mountain biking located within the city limits of Kingsport. Currently there are about 9 miles of singletrack trails that range from moderate to very technical. Given the geographic nature of the property, the trails are naturally rocky, rooty and very demanding in places. Great care has been taken during the planning and construction of the trails to yield a durable, low maintenance trail system that will last for quite some time.
Warriors is a good example of what can happen when a user group and land managment get together for the benefit of both. Warriors would not be possible without the contribution of both park personnel and NTMBA members who dedicated vaulable time and resources to the project.
The most difficult trail in the park, Darwin's offers everything from technical rocky sections, to fast flowing sections.
The easiest trail in the park, White Tail Loop is a beginner's introduction to the sweet world of singletrack. There are a few technical sections, but overall a good beginner to intermediate trail.
Note: The map is to the Hampton Elementary School. The trailhead is 1/2 mile past the school.