Fire Tower Trail

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Fire Tower Trail is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kingsport, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

5.6 miles 1092 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
6 days ago

walking
24 days ago

$5 to get in. Multiple trails that branch off eachother. Map is needed if unfamiliar with it. Some kids towards the beginning

29 days ago

Trail was well kept in most places. couple of steady uphill climbs. Nice canopy of trees for shade. Views from the top were great. Didn't climb the tower because of a couple missing steps.

1 month ago

can be hard at times but it's worth a few hikes

1 month ago

Nice trail. Great views.

hiking
1 month ago

excellent view from the tower

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty nice hike, lots of up hill climbing but worth it once you reach the top..

3 months ago

4 months ago

5 months ago

haven't been hiking since 1999. Good trail to start. Rain was rolling in so there was a lot of wind while climbing the tower. Awesome view though.

6 months ago

Short easy hike with good views

hiking
7 months ago

This was a great hike and the view from the fire tower is amazing! The trip up was a little harder than I expected but it was well worth it. The fire tower is not for people who are afraid of heights and it is a little rickety when climbing!

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

Great hike with wonderful views from top of the tower

hiking
8 months ago

Very strenuous hike, but the view at the top is well worth it. One of my favorite hikes of the area.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Absolutely beautiful views but a really strenuous hike. Very steep uphill at some places. However, it's well worth it. You have to pay $3 to park but after you hike it's nice to go around the park and see the wildlife exhibits. Be sure to eat a good meal before this! I was starving when I finally made it back to the car.

hiking
1 year ago

Great hike to the best view of Kingsport. Believe it or not, it's not all Eastman that you can see! I've been up sketchier fire towers than this but this one is still not for the faint of heart.

1 year ago

Good hike! Some steep uphills and beautiful scenery. The tower is a little sketchy but the view is well worth it. There are so many trails that lead all over Bays Mountain, can't wait to explore them all. Saw two deer on the way and they just walked right on by just out of arms reach. It was very cool!

1 year ago

View from the fire tower is nice, but quite the hike there. The tower is also in bad condition and is quite scary to go up and down. Traffic at the top can be busy as well, so not a lot of opportunity to take in the view from the top.