Warriors' Path State Park was named for the park's proximity to the ancient war and trading path used by the Cherokee. Since that time, the park land has known a long history of travelers, and is still a pathway for modern-day outdoor enthusiasts. The 950-acre area was acquired from the Tennessee Valley Authority is 1952, to serve the people who live in or visit this section of Northeast Tennessee. It is situated on the shores of TVA's Patrick Henry Reservoir on the Holston River.

I live along this trail (that's our vineyard), so it gets a 5 for convenience. You can make it easy by staying on lower half of loops, or go high for climbs. Markings could be better. Its a fairly recent acquisition, so new growth still in some areas. Just past the boardwalk is golf course and riding stables. We often extend hike through there to Devil's Backbone trail and Fall Creek Loop trail. For that trip, plan for 3-4 hours. Done alone, this trails takes an hour for all 3 loops at 3 mph.

Good hike. This trail is moderate to strenuous, not easy. There are a lot of rocks and roots, more so than most trails. The trail has quite a bit of up hill climbing so be prepared to get cardio in! We took Kids (11,11,9) and the dog and it went well. There isn’t good water access for the dog (maybe a couple of places) so you may want to pack a water bowl in if your planning on bringing a pet.

I would not rate this trail easy. I hike 2-3 days a week and found this trail to be pretty tough from a cardio standpoint. The climb in and out I would rate moderate to strenuous. Great views of lake and a small waterfall.

hiking
3 months ago

I did this hike in Autumn and was not very impressed. The views were not very good and at the time no water was found anywhere. Much better trails in the area. But if you are looking for something different then it’s a decent hike.

mountain biking
3 months ago

So this trail is better for Mountain Biking than hiking. Although still one of the best choices if you are going to hike second to Magic Carpet Ride for the view from the top. Rock City has a small waterfall on it also.

I like it

This is still one of my favorite hikes due to the swimming hole being your reward after the hike and being able to cool off. The trail would be a step up for beginners and dogs are allowed on a leash. Great fun for family. I'd bring stuff for a picnic, I can never just make it to the swimming hole/ bathtub and leave. There is a parking lot but every time I've gone it's been packed and I've had to park along the side of the road leading up to it.

hiking
7 months ago

Different trail options based on skill level.

depends on if your hiking or biking. As a hike i would rate it a 1. its all flat so its makes a great walk for a begginer and you do hrt to see the beautiful lake but the reason for a low rating is because it is right beside the highway and you can hear it very well and also you can hear the airport, planes leaving. the trail is small, just big enough for a bike. If you are goung biking then this is a great trail

Nice trails with some easy to moderate climbs, and fairly non technical. Good bit of interstate noise but otherwise pleasant. Also, lots of deer.

the trail was nice up until a certain point. definitely gets closer to moderate than easy. trail is not marked well, got turned around a few times. definitely NOT a loop! it's a there and back. end of the trail gets tricky and spits you onto the golf course, so be careful, then you turn around and do it again.

hiking
10 months ago

Not a lot to it but ok

It's a nice trail. The decline isn't noticed on the first portion so the incline creeps up on you on the way back. There could be better markings on the trail, there are so many forks that you could get lost very easily, even with a map. The history told about in the signs is interesting.

hiking
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Basically just walking back and forth through a forest. At least the river is cool.

hiking
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I took our 2 youngest daughters and our husky on this trail today. Seemed easy enough, but coming back the incline sneeks up on you when you haven't walked or hiked for 3 months. We will definitely come back when the flowers and trees are in bloom.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Nice trip

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Great trip

Saturday, November 05, 2016

weather and trails lots of fun

trail running
Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Great trail. I've lived in or around Kingsport my entire life and never knew this place existed.

hiking
Saturday, October 29, 2016

Nice little trail, went a little later n the evening than I probably should have....since it was dark on the way out and I had a 10 week old pup with me. However, it was well kept, for a trail not on the beaten path

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Had a great time, trails are in good shape.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

This is a good hike but it is an advanced mountain biking trail. It is a little noisy at the beginning because you are hiking next to the interstate.

hiking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

It was great, we got caught in a huge downpour that was concentrated right above us. This made the hike really fun and challenging because all of the water pouring off the mountains. It started lightning really bad and we had to turn back at the marsh, will definitely go back

hiking
Saturday, May 21, 2016

trail map says 3.0, my GPS says 2.4. regrdless, nice easy trail when not encountering loose dogs. there are always unleashed dogs, be forewarned

hiking
Saturday, May 21, 2016

great mountain bike trails at WPSP. unfortunately a lot of untrained dogs off leash. mine has been attacked several times and bitten once. not going back

hiking
Saturday, May 21, 2016

have hiked all the mountain bike trails at warriors path sp over the winter. great area to walk the dog, over 7 miles of trails. unfortunately since spring a LOT of people with dogs off leash, my dog has been attacked and bitten here. these people don't even carry leashes, and have no verbal control over their animals. be forewarned

hiking
Sunday, May 15, 2016

several paths to cater to all levels.
Will definitely go again

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Nice easy relaxing little hike. Kid and Dog friendly

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

It beautiful but the trail just loops in and out not difficult at all

mountain biking
Monday, April 25, 2016

Super, love this ride!!

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