Located in Bays Mountain Park. Beginner single track mountain biking trail constructed by the Northeast Tennessee Mountain Bike Association. Good for an easy ride or hike through hardwood forest.
How to get there
From the main parking lot, head up Bays Mountain Road to the locked service gate near the maintenance parking area. To the west is the marked trail heading into the forest. Or take Lake Road around to Azalea and head uphill to the other end.
Straight level (< 1% grade) 1.6 mile single track biking path through the forest. (Trailhead sign says 1.7 mi., but measured 1.6 mi. twice.)
For a 70 minute loop hike, take Chestnut Trail from the gate to Big Oak Trail, and back on Lake Road.
For a 5 mile loop hike/ride, start with the same route, but from Big Oak Trail take the Chinquapin Trail around to Lake Road.
Hard packed trail with groove down the middle from the mountain bikes. No designed passing zones, so be careful of riders coming both ways!
Purple line is the Chestnut Trail. Yellow is Azalea Trail. Red line on the left (NW) is the Big Oak Trail. Red trace on the right (SE) is Bays Mountain Road.